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Florida State guard Cheetah Delgado (5) goes high to score over the defense of Notre forward Dame Natalie Achonwa (11) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears) (Phil Sears)

Notre Dame forward Taya Reimer (12) rejects a layup attempt by Florida State forward Natasha Howard (33) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears) (Phil Sears)

Notre Dame forward Taya Reimer (12) is fouled on a layup attempt by Florida State guard Morgan Jones (1) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears) (Phil Sears)

Florida State forward Ivey Slaughter (23), Notre Dame forward Ariel Braker (44), Notre Dame forward Natalie Achonwa (11) and Florida State forward Natasha Howard (33) fight for a rebound in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears) (Phil Sears)

Florida State head coach Sue Semrau pleads her case to a referee in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears) (Phil Sears)
No. 2 Notre Dame women defeat Florida St 81-60
No. 2 Notre Dame women remain undefeated after 81-60 win at Florida State

Posted on Feb. 7, 2014 at 7:04 a.m.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Natalie Achonwa scored 24 points and Jewell Loyd added 18 to lead No. 2 Notre Dame to an 81-60 victory over Florida State on Thursday night that kept the Fighting Irish unbeaten.

Kayla McBride chipped in 14 points for Notre Dame (22-0, 9-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Cheetah Delgado scored a career-high 18 points and Natasha Howard finished with 11 points and eight rebounds for Florida State (15-7, 3-6). Delgado entered the game averaging 7.5 points per game.

The Fighting Irish used a zone to pack the paint and hold Howard seven points below her season average. A 24-5 run in the second half allowed Notre Dame to run away after the Seminoles cut it to 34-33 shortly after halftime.