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Gerry Broome, Associated Press
Duke's Haley Peters, left, and Amber Henson, rear, struggle for a loose ball with UNC Wilmington's Abria Trice during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011.

DURHAM, N.C. — Allison Vernerey scored 18 of her 22 points in the decisive first half, and No. 9 Duke forced 40 turnovers in a 107-45 rout of UNC Wilmington on Tuesday night.

Tricia Liston added 18 points and Elizabeth Williams finished with 16 for the Blue Devils (8-2).

They shot 57 percent, never trailed, built a 41-24 rebounding advantage and used a dominating start that included three overwhelming runs to claim a second straight lopsided victory since a loss at No. 8 Kentucky.

Abria Trice had 12 points for Wilmington, but the Seahawks (5-5) had nearly as many turnovers (21) as points (22) in the first half. They fell to 0-22 against ranked opponents and had their three-game winning streak snapped.