Duke-Virginia: My Waner's On Fire

By Jeff Lippman - March 02, 2007

At the half the score is Virginia 25, Abby Waner 17. It's anybody's game.

Oh wait, there were other players out there for Duke, although it didn't seem like it.

Waner was unconscious in the first half, even surprising herself--she shook her head in disbelief when she hit her fifth three pointer of the half. She finished the first frame 5-for-5 from deep and 6-for-9 from the floor for 17 points.

She was everything out there for the Devils, also grabbing four rebounds, dishing out two assists, getting a steal and even blocking a shot.

The real halftime score is Duke 38, UVA 25. Duke is doing this with my favorite for Player of the Year, Lindsey Harding struggling, finishing the half with just two points on 1-of-6 shooting.

Wanisha Smith has a career-high eight rebounds already.

Alison Bales has blocked four shots...Shocking!

Leading the way for the Wahoos is freshman Monica Wright, who continues her solid tourney play with nine points and five boards.

Sophomore forward Lyndra Littles looks like a completely different player from the one who put up 32 and 10 yesterday. Bales has held her to just two points on 1-of-6 shooting and only 2 rebounds, while committing two fouls.

Virginia shot an abysmal 29 percent from the floor in the half. Duke shot their average field goal percent at 45. However, the Devils were deadly from long range. Wanisha Smith went 0-for-2 from deep but it was the Waner sisters who combined to go 7-of-7.

Posted by Jeff Lippman at 03:40 PM on March 02, 2007

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