No. 8 Duke pulls away from No. 19 Ga. Tech

ATLANTA (AP) — Jasmine Thomas scored 20 points and No. 8 Duke broke the game open in the second half to continue its mastery of No. 19 Georgia Tech with a 64-50 victory Friday night.

The Blue Devils (22-4, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat the Yellow Jackets for the 30th straight time. Georgia Tech (20-7, 6-5) hasn't beaten Duke since a 61-56 home victory on Feb. 27, 1994.

Duke led by 10 points in the first half and eight early in the second, but the Blue Devils couldn't take the lead for good until a 14-2 run gave them a 51-40 advantage with just more than 5 minutes remaining.

Krystal Thomas scored eight of her 10 points during the decisive stretch. Karima Christmas also had 10 points for the Blue Devils.

Deja Foster had 15 points for Georgia Tech and Brigitte Ardossi scored 14 despite going 4 for 16 from the floor. The Yellow Jackets shot 34 percent and had 27 turnovers.

Duke led 15-5 midway in the first half as Georgia Tech missed 17 of its first 19 shots. But the Yellow Jackets then went on a 13-0 run over a 7-minute stretch and led 21-20 at halftime.

The Blue Devils, who had not trailed at the break previously in an ACC game, shot 31 percent in the first half and committed 12 turnovers, while Georgia Tech made 25 percent of its shots and lost the ball 10 times.

Duke shot 55 percent in the second half to finish at 44 percent for the game and ended up with 22 tournovers.