Leigh Torbin | November 24, 2016
HOUSTON -- The No. 1 Notre Dame women's basketball team scheduled a neutral site game in Houston, Texas on Tuesday night so that Brianna Turner could play for the Irish on a court in her hometown. Little did anyone know, Turner would get to play on two courts in Houston on Tuesday night.
Shortly after going on a 17-0 run over 7:45 of action, the Irish (5-0) figuratively shot the lights out at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center. A power outage struck the arena with the Irish ahead of Louisiana-Lafayette, 38-17, with 2:38 left in the second quarter. After about an hour and a half, the teams departed on their busses 21 miles across the sprawling city to Rice University's Tudor Fieldhouse where, after a total delay of 2:35, Notre Dame continued its roll en route to a 91-51 win over the Ragin' Cajuns (1-1).
Turner picked up her second double-double in a row with 16 points and 12 rebounds but the offensive star of the night was Marina Mabrey. The Irish sophomore scored a career-high 27 points, connecting on 10-of-15 from the field, and balanced the sum nicely between venues, scoring 14 points in the Campbell Center and 13 at Tudor Fieldhouse.
Freshman Jackie Young scored 13 points, the best showing of her young but promising Irish career while senior stalwart point guard Lindsay Allen chipped in nine assists and six rebounds while making the only shot she attempted.