SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 factors, Marina Mabrey added 19, and Notre Dame mentor Muffet McGraw acquired her 900th job victory as the second-ranked Combating Irish beat Lehigh 95-68 on Sunday.
McGraw, now 900-272 over-all, is 812-231 in her 32nd time at Notre Dame, wherever she gained NCAA titles in 2001 and final time. Her initial coaching victory arrived at Lehigh, wherever the Pottsville, Pennsylvania, indigenous and previous Saint Joseph’s level guard was 88-41 in 5 seasons commencing in 1982-83. She is the ninth Division I women’s basketball mentor to attain 900 victories.
McGraw was recognized afterward with a video clip presentation from her partner and son that introduced tears to her eyes. Her 800th victory at Notre Dame arrived final April 1 in the national championship game.
Brianna Turner scored 15 factors, Jessica Shepard experienced 14 and Jackie Youthful added 10 for Notre Dame (12-1). The Combating Irish shot 61 % from the industry and experienced 26 assists on their 35 baskets. Mabrey experienced seven assists, Shepard experienced six and the Irish gained the board struggle 37-29 with seven every single from Turner and Shepard.
Mary Clougherty scored 14 factors, while Camryn Buhr and Emma Grothaus experienced 11 every single and Gena Grundhoffer added 10 for Sue Troyan’s Mountain Hawks (8-3). Buhr played at Penn Higher College, 9 miles from the Notre Dame campus.
The Mountain Hawks fought again from a seven-level deficit in the opening quarter to trail by a single, 20-19, right after Hannah Hedstrom built 3 free throws. Hedstrom was fouled by Danielle Patterson while trying a desperation buzzer-beater.
Lehigh then took a 21-20 guide on Grundhoffer’s basket to open the second quarter. But Ogunbowale built 3 free throws right after being fouled on a 3-level attempt by Buhr, and the Irish never ever trailed yet again. Notre Dame finished the 50 percent on a 21-8 run thanks to 69.2 % capturing (9 of 13) in the quarter, to guide 46-31 powering Ogunbowale’s 14 factors and 10 by Mabrey, her roommate.
A 12-3 start out in the third quarter greater the Irish guide to 58-34. The Irish built 10 of 14 photographs in the quarter and led 76-48 heading into the fourth.
Ogunbowale moved into fourth on Notre Dame’s all-time scoring listing, passing Ruth Riley, who finished her job with 2,072 factors.
Lehigh: The Mountain Hawks could be a shock in the Patriot League race. Picked to end fourth with Navy powering favorite Bucknell, Lehigh hung tough with the Irish for the initial 12 minutes prior to Notre Dame’s capturing accuracy kicked in. After capturing 42.9 % (6 of 14) in the initial quarter, the Mountain Hawks finished at 35.5 % for the 50 percent.
Notre Dame: In their final tune-up prior to commencing Atlantic Coastline Meeting play, the Combating Irish confirmed the consequences of an 8-working day layoff, committing 10 initial-50 percent turnovers and missing some straightforward photographs beneath. But Notre Dame forced 12 Lehigh turnovers in the exact span and held the Mountain Hawks to 35.5-% capturing (11 of 31), including 29.4 % (5 of 17) in the second quarter. Notre Dame experienced 11 assists on its 17 initial-50 percent baskets.
Notre Dame: The Combating Irish host Pittsburgh on Thursday.
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