Greenwell reaches 1,500 points as No. 12 Duke women win
PHOENIX (AP) — Rebecca Greenwell scored 19 points to become the 11th player in program history to score 1,500 career points, and No. 12 Duke beat Grand Canyon 74-61 on Sunday in a season opener for the Blue Devils.
Greenwell’s fifth 3-pointer of the game came with 2:07 remaining in the third quarter to put her over 1,500 points and give Duke a 55-46 lead. She finished with seven rebounds, five assists and two steals.
She could become the first Blue Devil to amass 1,500 points, 600 rebounds and 200 made 3-pointers. She entered needing 15 points and 19 rebounds to reach that mark.
Lexie Brown and Leaonna Odom each added 14 points for Duke. The Blue Devils are returning the top-scoring backcourt in the ACC with Brown and Greenwell, who combined for 37.4 points last season.
Vanessa Murphy, Brie Mobley and Jessica Gajewski each scored 15 points for Grand Canyon (0-2), which trailed 42-31 at halftime.
Duke has won 10 straight road openers and 14 consecutive season-opening games.