Notre Dame women roll past Utah St.
Posted: 12/08/2012 at 2:22 pm
By: Associated Press
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Notre Dame guard Kayla McBride, center, battles with Utah State guard Devyn Christiansen, left, and forward Haylee Thompson for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday Dec. 8, 2012 in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)
Notre Dame (6-1) dominated Utah State (2-7) in the paint, with Achonwa and other Irish players hitting easy shots in the low post off feeds from fastbreak and half-court sets.
Utah State tried collapsing on the low post, but was often whistled for fouls. Aggies guard Jenna Johnson fouled out just three minutes into the second half. Devyn Christiansen led the Aggies with 21 points.
Notre Dame took a 17-point lead into the break, then quickly put the game away by forcing turnovers with a full-court press. Ariel Braker and Jewell Lloyd each scored 15 for the Irish.