UConn routs Duke in 1 vs. 2 matchup

5:00 AM, Dec 18, 2013   |    comments
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Durham, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis shot the lights out from 3-point range and Breanna Stewart had a dominant inside game, as top- ranked Connecticut dismantled No. 2 Duke, 83-61, Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Mosqueda-Lewis went 7-of-11 from beyond the arc and scored 21, while Stewart totaled 24 points and 11 rebounds. Stefanie Dolson had 14 points and nine rebounds. Bria Hartley added 13 points for the Huskies (11-0), who beat Duke for a seventh straight time.

Chelsea Gray had 13 points for the Blue Devils (10-1), who also received 11 points and eight boards from Haley Peters. Tricia Liston and Alexis Jones each had 10 points.

UConn, which hadn't played since a 97-37 rout of UC Davis on Dec. 5, moved to 15-3 in matchups between No. 1 and 2 teams. The Huskies made half of their 24 3-point tries.

Tuesday's game, which was part of the Jimmy V Classic, saw the Huskies race to a commanding first-half lead thanks to a dominating run. A jumper by Peters had Duke within 12-11, but UConn scored the next eight points.

A 3-pointer by Mosqueda-Lewis with five minutes remaining widened the gap to 38-15, and the Huskies carried a 41-26 lead into the half.

Elizabeth Williams made a layup with eight minutes remaining in the game to get the Blue Devils within 65-52.

UConn then called timeout and the Huskies pulled away. Mosqueda-Lewis sandwiched 3-pointers around a pair of Stewart free throws to expand the difference to 73-52. The run, which ended at 14-0, was capped by a 3-pointer from Mosqueda-Lewis with nearly three minutes left.

Duke, which had a 24-game home winning streak broken, fell to 42-3 against non-conference opponents at home since 2008-09 with all three losses to Connecticut.

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