No. 2 seed Duke defeats Campbell 71-42
Posted: Monday March 20, 2000 08:25 PM
DURHAM, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Missy West scored 15 points off the bench and Georgia Schweitzer added 11 as second-seeded Duke built a 22-point halftime lead and cruised to a 71-42 rout of No. 15 Campbell in a first-round East Region matchup.
The Blue Devils (27-5) improved to 7-0 in first-round games and will host Western Kentucky on Monday.
Schweitzer and Krista Gingrich scored five points apiece during an opening 21-7 run in the first 9 1/2 minutes. West paced Duke with 12 points as the Blue Devils led, 36-14.
The Camels total was just three shy of the NCAA Tournament record for futility in one half, set by Southwest
Missouri State against Colorado in 1995.
Duke shot 41 percent (13-of-32) from the floor and 6-of-13 from 3-point range while holding Campbell to 20 percent (5-of-25) in the opening 20 minutes.
"We thought we'd be rusty after having not played for two weeks and we certainly were on the offensive end," Duke coach Gail Goestenkors said. "We needed to play a game after not playing for so long." West was 6-of-14 from the floor to help the Blue Devils shoot 46 percent (25-of-55) overall, including 8-of-18 from 3-point range. Duke forced Campbell to commit 26 turnovers and shoot just 4-of-16 from beyond the arc.
"I was nervous because people are expecting a lot more of me now," West said. "I had a lot of confidence coming into this game and I was ready to go but I felt forced and rushed a lot of things." Duke, which fell to Purdue in last season's national championship game, improved to 45-4 at Cameron Indoor Stadium dating to the 1997-98 season.
Stacey Hinkle scored 14 points off the bench and Lisa Rugg added nine and eight rebounds for the Camels (22-9), who shot just 28 percent (14-of-51) in their first NCAA Tournament appearance.