Notre Dame pre­vails

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Ma­rina Mabrey scored 18 points and No. 1 Notre Dame dom­i­nated from start to fin­ish in a 78-48 vic­tory over Wake For­est on Sun­day. Jes­sica Shep­ard had 16 points while Bri­anna Turner had 14 points and 12 re­bounds for the Fight­ing Ir­ish.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Ma­rina Mabrey scored 18 points and No. 1 Notre Dame dom­i­nated from start to fin­ish in a 78-48 vic­tory over Wake For­est on Sun­day.

Jes­sica Shep­ard had 16 points while Bri­anna Turner had 14 points and 12 re­bounds for the Fight­ing Ir­ish (16-1, 4-0 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence), who got a rare off-day from lead­ing scorer Arike Ogun­bowale. Ogun­bowale, who had 30 points Thurs­day in Notre Dame’s 82-68 vic­tory over No. 2 Louisville, saw her 37-game dou­ble-digit scor­ing streak end. She scored just four points on 1-of-11 shoot­ing from the field.

But room­mate Mabrey hit 7 of 11 shots, in­clud­ing 4 of 7 three-point­ers, and had 7 re­bounds and 4 as­sists. Shep­ard fin­ished with 6 re­bounds, 5 as­sists and 4 steals.

Christina Morra scored 13 points and Ivana Raca had 12 for the De­mon Dea­cons (9-7, 0-3).

Ogun­bowale made two free throws with 54 sec­onds left in the first half. Notre Dame took a 37-15 half­time lead after start­ing on an 18-0 run, three points short of a pair of 21-0 first-half runs against Pitts­burgh, which was held to 14 points by half­time of Notre Dame’s 100-44 vic­tory on Jan. 3.

Notre Dame com­manded the boards 30-16, forced 13 turnovers and held Wake For­est, which missed its first 11 shots, to 20 per­cent shoot­ing (6 of 30). But the Ir­ish had 10 mis­cues them­selves and shot just 41 per­cent (14 of 34) in the first half, in­clud­ing 6 of 18 in the sec­ond quar­ter.

The Fight­ing Ir­ish came out shoot­ing 81.8 per­cent with 8 as­sists on 9 bas­kets as they in­creased the lead to 5720 with 4:16 to go in the third quar­ter. Shep­ard, Mabrey and Turner all had six points in the spurt. The lead reached 40 points be­fore Notre Dame fin­ished the third quar­ter up 62-28.

In other Top 25/SEC women’s games Sun­day, Asia Durr scored 21 points and No. 2 Louisville bounced back nicely from its first loss of the sea­son, top­ping Ge­or­gia Tech 61-44. … Katie Lou Sa­muel­son scored 19 points to reach the 2,000-point mile­stone and No. 3 Con­necti­cut over­came a slug­gish start to beat South Flor­ida 63-46. UConn’s Christyn Wil­liams (Cen­tral Arkansas Chris­tian) had no points and was 0-for2 from the floor. … Ruthy He­bard had 19 points and a ca­reer-high 18 re­bounds, Sa­tou Sa­bally added 19 points and No. 5 Ore­gon routed UCLA 72-52. … Alanna Smith scored 20 points, DiJonai Car­ring­ton added 19 and No. 6 Stan­ford rolled past Ari­zona 78-48 to com­plete a two-game Pac-12 road sweep in the desert. … Erika Cas­sell had 15 points and 10 re­bounds, and No. 8 North Carolina State re­mained the only un­beaten Divi­sion I women’s team with a 66-38 vic­tory over Vir­ginia. … Mikayla Pivec scored 19 of her 21 points in the sec­ond half and No. 10 Ore­gon State routed South­ern Cal­i­for­nia 76-52. … Ju­nior guard Tiana Man­gakahia scored 34 points and had 10 re­bounds and 10 as­sists for her first triple-dou­ble and No. 12 Syra­cuse de­feated North Carolina 90-77. … Caliya Robin­son had 16 points, 6 re­bounds, 5 as­sists and 2 of her 6 blocks in a crit­i­cal last-minute pos­ses­sion and Ge­or­gia de­feated No. 13 Ten­nessee 66-62, giv­ing the Lady Vols a three-game los­ing streak for the first time in 33 years. … Natisha Hiede­man scored 20 points with 10 re­bounds, Erika Daven­port also had a dou­ble-dou­ble and No. 15 Mar­quette held off Ge­orge­town 72-62. … Crys­tal Allen scored 16 of her 28 points in the fourth quar­ter, La’Karis Sal­ter had a dou­ble-dou­ble and Mis­sis­sippi upset short-handed, cold-shoot­ing No. 16 Ken­tucky 55-49. … Te’a Cooper scored 14 points, Alexis Jen­nings had 10 points and 7 re­bounds, and No. 21 South Carolina beat LSU 76-53 for its eighth con­sec­u­tive vic­tory. … Kobi Thorn­ton scored 19 points with 10 re­bounds and Clem­son ended an 18-game los­ing streak by beat­ing No. 22 Flor­ida State 57-45. … Jae­lynn Penn scored 15 of her 21 points in the first half, Ali Pat­berg had 15 points, 6 re­bounds and 9 as­sists, and No. 25 In­di­ana beat Wis­con­sin 75-68.

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