Nov. 17, 2013
DURHAM, N.C. -
The women's basketball team dropped a 92-57 decision on Sunday afternoon to No. 2/2 Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium. With the loss, the Crimson Tide dips to 0-3 on the season, while the win brings the Blue Devils to 3-0.
Four Alabama players finished in double figures, led by Shafontaye Myers and Khadijah Carter, who each had 13. Karyla Middlebrook finished with 11 points and Daisha Simmons added another 10 for the Tide. Middlebrook, who went 9-for-9 from the free throw line, also added a team-high three assists, while Simmons finished with a team-best five rebounds. Duke was led offensively by Tricia Liston, who had 20 points. Haley Peters recorded the game's lone double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Duke opened up with a 5-0 run in under a minute and would hold onto the lead throughout the contest. The Blue Devils gradually distanced themselves from the Tide, leading by as many as 23 in the first half. Alabama cut it to 17 with 5:54 to go in the first half, but Duke would go on a 10-4 run to head into halftime with a 47-24 advantage.
The Blue Devils continued to outscore the Tide in the second half, pulling ahead by 36 down the stretch.
For the game, Duke shot 52.3 percent (34-65), while Alabama went 40.0 percent (20-50) from the floor. The Blue Devils outrebounded the Tide 47-27, including 18-9 on the offensive glass. Alabama forced 21 Duke turnovers.
Next up, the Tide will play its first home game of the season on Thursday, Nov. 21, when it hosts Wisconsin in Foster Auditorium at 7 p.m. CT.
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