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.