Published December 02, 2012
DURHAM, N.C. – Tricia Liston scored 22 points to help No. 4 Duke beat No. 10 California 77-63 on Sunday.
Chelsea Gray added 13 points for the Blue Devils (6-0), who built a big lead early with a 22-2 run in the first half. Elizabeth Williams had 12 points and Alexis Jones had 11 points as Duke won for the 65th time in its last 67 home games.
Brittany Boyd scored 23 of her 28 points in the second half to lead California (6-1). Layshia Clarendon added 13 points for the Golden Bears, who shot a season-worst 36 percent from the field.
California led 13-10 six minutes into the game before Duke's decisive run.
The Golden Bears cut Duke's lead to 34-24 early in the second half, but they never got closer. Gray hit a tough bank shot and two free throws as the Blue Devils responded with a 9-0 spurt.