Blowout win takes Irish into brief break

Published: Dec. 11, 2022 at 12:14 AM EST
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Seven different players scored in double figures Saturday as the Notre Dame women’s basketball team took down Merrimack 108-44 in front of a supportive home crowd.

Olivia Miles racked up her third career triple-double (the most in program history), posting 13 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists.

Lauren Ebo led the team with 17 points, while both Sonia Citron and Maddy Westbeld swatted three shots each. The team managed to score 108 points while only hitting four 3-pointers — each of them coming from Dara Mabrey.

“Just extremely excited for this win right before finals break,” said Head Coach Niele Ivey after the game. “Obviously, coming off a great, emotional, historic win last Sunday, for us to continue showing the dominance of this team is something I’m really really proud of. As a coach, I’m just super proud of this group, super proud of the growth and where we are right now and what’s to come.

“It’s amazing to get the experience, to get so much incredible contribution from the entire team,” she continued. “For the entire team to get a lot of experience, a lot of minutes, it’s what I want at this point. I’m excited for this group and excited for the performance. Pretty much all across the board it was phenomenal.”

Notre Dame’s next game won’t come until next Sunday when the Irish open their ACC slate against Virginia Tech on the road. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. on the ACC Network.