|Duke's Elizabeth Williams (1) shoots as Virginia Tech's Larryqua Hall (23) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. Duke won 67-45. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)|
Liston scores 17, No. 5 Duke women beat Va. Tech
DURHAM, N.C.—Tricia Liston scored 17 points to help No. 5 Duke beat Virginia Tech 67-45 on Wednesday night.
Chelsea Gray added 15 points as the Blue Devils (22-3) improved to 13-0 in Atlantic Coast Conference play for the fifth time in program history.
Liston made two 3-pointers and a steal during a 14-2 run in the second half as Duke pulled away for its 29th consecutive home win against conference foes.
Elizabeth Williams added 12 points and Haley Peters had 11 for the Blue Devils.
Aerial Wilson scored 15 of her 19 points in the first half to lead Virginia Tech (7-19, 3-10). The Hokies suffered their 10th loss in the last 11 games and their 17th consecutive defeat against Duke.
Virginia Tech went scoreless for the final 5:30 of the game as the Blue Devils closed with an 11-0 run.