Natalie Achonwa had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 7 Notre Dame to a 57-51 victory over No. 19 Ohio State on Friday night in the Carrier Classic.
Kayla McBride added 16 points and Skylar Diggins 11 for the Fighting Irish, who improved to 23-3 in season openers under coach Muffet McGraw. Not that it was easy in the first women's game played on an aircraft carrier - the USS Yorktown.
The Yorktown was bathed in bright sunshine at the start, leaving players on both teams squinting. Once the sun set on Charleston Harbor, the converted flight deck turned downright chilly.
None of that stopped Achonwa and Notre Dame.
Tayler Hill scored 15 of her 18 points in the second half for Ohio State.