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Friday, Dec 21 2012 11:08 PM

Local report: CSUB women fall to No. 4 Duke, 97-63

By CALIFORNIAN AND WIRE REPORTS

LOS ANGELES -- It took less than 10 minutes for No. 4 Duke to get untracked playing its first game in 12 days.

Coming off final exams and traveling cross-country, the undefeated Blue Devils went on to rout Cal State Bakersfield 97-63 in the Women of Troy Classic on Friday night.

Elizabeth Williams had 21 points and eight rebounds, Haley Peters added 16 points and Tricia Liston had 14 for the Blue Devils (9-0), who had six players in double figures.

The victory was coach Joanne P. McCallie's 150th in 182 games at Duke, making her the third-fastest coach in Division I history to reach the mark.

"The game was harder because it's late for us right now," McCallie said, noting it began at 10:30 p.m. EST.

Tyonna Outland scored 16 points and Amber Williams added 12 for SCUB (2-11), which lost its fourth in a row and 10th in 11 games. The Roadrunners committed a season-high 27 turnovers, leading to 30 points by Duke.

"It was the same as any game," Outland said of the highest-ranked opponent the Roadrunners have played. "They applied pressure, but we took it very well. We had a lot of adrenaline."

The teams played to a 15-all tie in the opening 71/2 minutes, with the Roadrunners hitting three 3-pointers in that stretch.

"The first few minutes we really wanted to try to put them on their toes early," Bakersfield coach Greg McCall said. "Once they kind of got themselves settled down, we got rattled a lot and made some turnovers we shouldn't have made."

BC football

Football championship T-shirts honoring Bakersfield College's state title this season have gone on sale at Action Sports, 9500 Brimhall Rd.

The cost is $15 each and proceeds will be donated to the BC Athletic Foundation for the purchase of championship rings for the players, coaches and selected individuals.

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