2:00 PM ET, November 11, 2006
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Bridgette Mitchell had 18 points and 13 rebounds in her first college game to help No. 6 Duke open the season with a 102-49 victory over Northeastern on Saturday.Fellow newcomer Joy Cheek added 12 points and 11 rebounds for Duke. Mitchell and Cheek are the first Blue Devils to open their careers with double-doubles since Monique Currie had 17 points and 10 rebounds against Texas Tech on Nov. 11, 2001.Each of the 10 Blue Devils who played against Northeastern made at least one basket, and five scored in double figures. Starters Carrem Gay and Abby Waner each had 16 points and Brittany Mitch added 10.Ashlee Feldman led Northwestern with 17 points and Lucia Pablos had 11.Duke led 43-22 at the break and then opened the second half with a 15-0 run. The Blue Devils pulled away even further, outscoring Northeastern 35-7 over the first 11 minutes of the second half.Northeastern managed only one basket in the first 15:53 of the second half and ended up shooting 15-for-56. Duke hit just 36 of 81 shots from the field, but shot 22-for-43 (51.2 percent) in the second half.