NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY/AP) — Ka’Lia Johnson had 18 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds Thursday night, leading No. 7 Duke to an 82-66 victory against Old Dominion.
Virginia Beach native Elizabeth Williams, who went to Princess Anne high school, added 22 points and eight rebounds for the Blue Devils (2-0), who led 36-31 at halftime and took command with a 14-2 run to start the second half.
Old Dominion (2-1) got 16 points from Tiffany Minor, 14 from Chelisa Painter and 12 from Jennie Simms, but the Lady Monarchs were outrebound 44-29 and dominated inside.
Duke had a 40-18 scoring advantage in the paint and a 12-4 edge on second-chance opportunities.
Duke’s fast start after halftime pushed its lead to 50-33, and the Blue Devils extended it to as many as 21 before ODU rallied.
The Lady Monarchs closed to within 67-56 with 5:38 to play, and to within 10 three times in the closing minutes before Duke pulled away.