Dec. 22, 1997
Turnovers Haunt Maryland in Loss
DURHAM, N.C. - Peppi Browne scored 17 points and 18th-ranked Duke took advantage of 22 turnovers in snapping a two-game losing streak with a 65-48 victory over Maryland in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup.
The Blue Devils (7-3, 1-1 ACC) actually committed four more turnovers than Maryland, but were able to convert the Terrapins' miscues into 20 points. Maryland managed just six points off turnovers.
Browne scored 11 of her points in the first half as the Blue Devils built a 30-14 halftime cushion. Duke hit a meager 35 percent (9-of-26) of its shots in the half, but converted on 11-of-14 from the line.
Payton Black contributed 10 points and Michele Van Gorp chipped in with seven and nine rebounds off the bench for the Blue Devils. Browne added seven rebounds as Duke enjoyed a 42-24 edge on the backboards.
Kalisa Davis had 13 points and Stephanie Cross 12 for the Terps (7-3, 1-1), who shot just 32 percent (7-of-22) from the field in the first half and 41.5 percent (22-of-53) overall.