Black helps Duke pound N.C. CentralJan 4, 2008 - 2:27 AM DURHAM, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Chante Black was perfect from the field, scoring 17 points in helping No. 13 Duke roll to an 82-29 thrashing of North Carolina Central on Thursday night.
Wanisha Smith poured in 14 points and Joy Cheek, Abby Waner and Karima Christmas each chipped in 10 for the Blue Devils (11-3), who shot 45 percent (34-of-75) from the floor.
Black connected on all seven shots and sank three free throws. She registered five rebounds and three blocks.
Duke's defense was on full display, forcing an eye-popping 29 turnovers while collecting 27 points from them.
Jori Nwachukwu and Lavonna Hailey each scored eight points for North Carolina Central (2-15), which shot just 29 percent (14-of-48) and was outrebounded, 51-26.
- NC CENTRAL: 29
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