Maryland Dumps Duke in Women’s Sweet 16

by: Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor
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Left) Maryland’s Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (32) shoots against Duke’s Ka’lia Johnson; (Top right) Maryland’s Brionna Jones, center, passes the ball against Duke’s Elizabeth Williams (1) and Rebecca Greenwell (23); (Bottom right) Maryland’s Kiara Leslie (2) and Duke’s Azura Stevens (11) chase a loose ball during the women’s college basketball regional semifinal game in the NCAA tournament, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

(Updated 3/31/2015) Junior guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored a game-high 24 points to lead the No. 1 seed Maryland Terrapins to a 65-55 win over No. 4 seed Duke in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament on March 28 in Spokane, Wash. Maryland advanced to the Elite 8 round where it will face No. 2 Tennessee on March 30.

Maryland (33-2 overall record) controlled the scoreboard for the majority of the game, leading by double digits throughout most of the action. Duke did cut into the lead momentarily in the second half, using a 16-7 run to cut Maryland’s lead to just one point. But that’s when Walker-Kimbrough took over the game, scoring 18 of her 24 points in the second half alone. With Walker-Kimbrough clicking offensively, and senior guard Laurin Mincy chipping in with 15 points, the Lady Terps were able to run away with the double digit victory.

Duke’s Elizabeth Williams led her squad with 18 points and nine rebounds. Duke ends its season with a 23-11 overall record.

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