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Notre Dame routs Utah State

Dec 8, 2012 - 7:34 PM South Bend, IN (Sports Network) - Natalie Achonwa scored 23 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, as fifth-ranked Notre Dame ran past Utah State, 109-70, Saturday afternoon.

Ariel Braker and Jewell Loyd both added 15 points for the Fighting Irish, while Markisha Wright ended with 14 points and 11 boards for Notre Dame (6-1), which bounced back from a 73-61 defeat to No. 3 Baylor on Wednesday in a rematch of last season's national championship game.

Skylar Diggins tallied 12 points and 10 assists, for the Irish, but guard Kayla McBride departed in the first half with a sprained ankle.

Devyn Christensen scored 21 and Jennifer Schlott added 14 for Utah State (2-7), which lost its fourth in a row.

Notre Dame shot a sizzling 69.4 percent (25-of-36) in the first half to gain a 66-49 lead and the Irish limited the Aggies to 7-of-29 from the floor in the second half.








  • UTAH STATE: 70
    NOTRE DAME: 109
    Final

    Dec 8 1:47 PM


  • UTAH STATE: 49
    NOTRE DAME: 66
    Halftime

    Dec 8 12:49 PM
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  • UTAH STATE: 0
    NOTRE DAME: 0
    1st Half - 20:00

    Dec 8 12:07 PM