Liston’s 22 lead No. 4 Duke to 60-46 victory



CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Tricia Liston scored 22 points and No. 4 Duke bounced back from a blowout loss earlier this week, beating Clemson 60-46 on Thursday night.

The Blue Devils (17-1, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their 17th straight over the Lady Tigers (5-13, 1-6), but needed a second-half rally to get it done. Duke lost 79-49 at Connecticut on Monday night and struggled much of the game to get things going against Clemson.

The Lady Tigers led 26-23 after Quinyotta Pettaway’s foul shots with 13:34 to play as Duke missed its first 11 shots of the period. But the Blue Devils took off on a 26-9 run to take control. Liston started the charge with a 3-pointer and hit two jumpers to put Duke ahead for good.

Elizabeth Williams added 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Blue Devils.

Nikki Dixon had 17 points to lead the Tigers.