DURHAM, N.C. — Lexie Brown made 7 of 12 from the field and all eight of her free-throw attempts to finish with 25 points on Thursday night, helping No. 21 Duke beat Elon 68-61.

Brown hit a 3-pointer with 7:07 left to give her 1,002 career points. The redshirt junior now has 1,012.

Rebecca Greenwell and Brown each hit a 3 during a 14-4 run that made it 45-33 with 3:03 left in the third quarter. Duke (10-1) led by at least seven the rest of the way and has won five in a row.

Redshirt senior Maddie McCallie, daughter of Duke Coach Joanne P. McCallie, scored three points for Elon (4-4) and Rashika White had 19 points and seven rebounds. The younger McCallie is 2 of 15 shooting this season, with both makes coming from behind the arc.

The Phoenix had their five-game winning streak snapped and were limited to their lowest scoring output of the season on 33 percent shooting.

Greenwell had 12 points, and Kendall Cooper scored seven with eight rebounds for the Blue Devils.

(4) MARYLAND 101, ST. PETER’S 49: Brionna Jones scored 19 of her career-high 30 points in the first half and Maryland remained unbeaten with a win at home.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 16 points, Brianna Fraser had 13, and the Terrapins (10-0) had a season-low six turnovers.

Brianna Tarabocchia led St. Peter’s (1-7) with 11 points.

(7) FLORIDA STATE 83, (23) FLORIDA 58: Leticia Romero scored 21 points and Florida State beat Florida at Tallahassee for its eighth straight victory.

Shakayla Thomas added 16 points for the Seminoles (9-1), and Ivey Slaughter had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Ronni Williams led the Gators (6-3) with 20 points.

ST. JOSEPH’S 71, BATES 66: Emily Benway scored 15 points, and Kelsi McNamara had 13 points and seven assists as the Monks (6-1) held off the Bobcats (2-4) at Standish.

After trailing by as many as 15 points in the second half, Bates pulled within 67-66 on Nina Davenport’s 3-pointer with 54 seconds remaining. McNamara knocked down a pair of free throws for the Monks, and Davenport missed a 3-pointer with 31 seconds left. McNamara and Benway each hit a free throw in the final 30 seconds.

Benway shot 7 of 9 from the field and also grabbed six rebounds, while Brianne Maloney added 11 points off the bench.

Bernadette Connors finished with 19 points and seven assists for the Bobcats.

BOWDOIN 68, ENDICOTT 41: Kate Kerrigan scored 17 points, knocking down all five of her 3-point attempts, and added seven rebounds as the 14th-ranked Polar Bears (6-0) cruised to a win over the Seagulls (3-4) at Beverly, Massachusetts.

Abigail Kelly had 11 points and seven rebounds off the bench for Bowdoin, which outscored Endicott 27-11 in the third quarter to take a 56-32 lead.

Taylor Choate had a strong game off the bench for Bowdoin, scoring seven points to go along with seven assists and four steals.


IOWA 78, (25) IOWA STATE 64: Peter Jok scored 23 points and Iowa (5-5) upset 25th-ranked Iowa State (6-3) at Iowa City, snapping a three-game losing streak against its instate rival.

Isaiah Moss had 14 points to help the Hawkeyes beat a Power Five opponent for the first time this season.


AWARDS: Lamar Jackson picked up another trophy for his marvelous season, capturing the Maxwell Award as the nation’s top college player on a red-carpet night in Atlanta.

Jackson already won the Walter Camp Award, also given to the best player, and appears to be the favorite for the Heisman Trophy.

In an interesting twist, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson claimed the Davey O’Brien award as the nation’s top quarterback for the second year in a row – beating out Jackson.

In other awards:

 Top-ranked Alabama picked up a couple honors. Jonathan Allen, a defensive end, claimed the Chuck Bednarik Award as the top defensive player, while offensive tackle Cam Robinson earned the Outland Trophy as the best interior lineman.

• D’Onta Foreman provided a bright spot to Texas’ dismal season by winning the Doak Walker Award as the top college running back after surpassing 2,000 yards.

• Oklahoma’s Dede Westbrook claimed the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s outstanding receiver after teaming with quarterback Baker Mayfield for 74 receptions, 1,465 yards and 16 touchdowns.

 Adoree’ Jackson of Southern Cal picked up the Jim Thorpe Award as the best defensive back.

 Zane Gonzalez of Arizona State received the Lou Groza trophy as the top kicker, while the Ray Guy Award for best punter went to Utah’s Mitch Wishnowsky, the latest in a wave of Australians who have revolutionized the position.


UNE 3, PLYMOUTH STATE 2: Dylan Bengtson put in the go-ahead goal off a feed from Nik Dotolo midway through the third period, and the University of New England (5-4-1) beat the Panthers (6-4) at Plymouth, New Hampshire.

The Nor’easters took a 1-0 lead 9:38 into the first on a power-play goal from Andrew Slotnick. Trevor Fleurent extended the lead two minutes.

Matt Volonnino and Tim Perron each scored in the second for the Panthers.

Tate Sproxton stopped 31 shots for UNE.

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