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Charles, Connecticut power past Notre Dame

Jan 28, 2007 - 3:05 AM STORRS, Connecticut (Ticker) -- Freshman center Tina Charles and Connecticut had their way inside against Notre Dame.

Charles collected 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting and 10 rebounds as the fifth-ranked Huskies rolled to a 64-47 Big East Conference victory over the Fighting Irish.

Kalana Greene contributed 10 points and seven rebounds and fellow forward Charde Houston added nine and 10 for the Huskies (18-2, 8-0 Big East), who held a commanding 45-34 advantage on the glass and outscored the Irish in the paint, 30-14.

Connecticut held just a 29-23 advantage at the break but shot 57 percent (12-of-21) from the field in the second half to pull away.

Reserve Erica Williamson scored 12 points and Crystal Erwin added 11 for Notre Dame (13-7, 4-3), which shot just 24 percent overall (16-of-66).

Notre Dame guard Charel Allen had a particularly miserable game, making just 2-of-17 shots and finishing with eight points.








  • NOTRE DAME (47)
    fg ft rb
    min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp
    C Erwin 26 4-8 0-0 2-5 0 3 11
    M D'Amico 19 0-2 2-2 0-1 1 2 2
    T Gaines 35 1-8 1-2 0-0 3 2 3
    C Allen 31 2-17 4-4 4-6 1 3 8
    B Gray 18 0-5 0-0 0-1 0 0 0
    A Tsipis 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0

    Jan 27 10:16 PM