Scheer will not be flying home anytime soon – Duke is in the elite eight

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Kathleen Scheer arrives in Fresno, CA this past Friday and will play in Monday night's NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight against Stanford.
Photo courtesy Duke photography.

Fresno, CA - Four starters scored double-figures as the second-seeded and sixth-ranked Duke women's basketball team downed 14th-ranked and third-seeded St. John's, 74-47, on Saturday evening to advance to the NCAA Elite Eight in the Fresno Regional in Fresno, Calif.

Duke’s two seniors, Kathleen Scheer and Shay Shelby help lead their team to the elite eight for the third time in as many years.  Shelby posted a career high 18 points, dished off seven assists, four steals and pulled down four rebounds.

Duke’s “dynamic sophomore trio” combined for 37 points with Tricia Liston scoring double figures for the fifth game in a row. (15 points) Chelsea Gray added 13 points and set a Duke NCAA Tournament record with eight steals and Haley Peters snagged seven rebounds and added nine points.

Duke will take on Stanford Monday night at 9 p.m. EST and we will be there to bring you local coverage as New Haven alumni Kathleen Scheer in her final season as a Blue Devil will get a chance to help her team advance to the Final Four for the first time in seven years.  Basketball fan or not, to see a small town athlete in the National Spotlight is something we cannot let go uncovered.  It is not just about basketball but her accomplishments and hearing New Haven, MO announced with her name is a special thing for New Haven as a whole.

Monday night’s game will be aired on ESPN.