Notre Dame Athletics | February 14, 2019
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The No. 6 Notre Dame women's basketball team posted its most prolific quarter this season en route to a dominate 97-47 victory over Boston College (14-11, 3-9) on Wednesday night. All five Fighting Irish (23-3, 10-2) starters finished in double figures for the eighth time this season, led by double-doubles from Jackie Young and Jessica Shepard.
Shepard tallied 16 points and 12 rebounds, marking her second double-double in three games. Young collected 15 points and 10 boards, earning her fifth double-double on the year.
"I thought we rebounded well and got the break going," Karen & Kevin Keyes Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw said. "We could score in transition and we're hard to stop. That was the best part of our game."
How It Happened
The Irish started the game on an 8-0 run over the first 1:21, while all five starters got on the scoreboard by the 4:21 mark, building a 17-4 lead. The Irish defense held Boston College to without a field goal from 7:30 to 1:54, as Notre Dame finished the period up 22-11.
The Irish went on to outscore the Eagles, 29-11, in the second quarter as Turner, Ogunbowale, Shepard and Young all boasted double digits by the half. In fact, the foursome combined for 46 of the team's 51 points, as the Irish were up 51-22 at the midway mark.
The Irish defense posted another impressive stretch in the second quarter, ending the last 5:01 on an 18-4 scoring spree, limiting the home team to 7-of-31 shooting for the half (22.6 percent).
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