Notre Dame Athletics | January 21, 2020
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame women’s basketball fans witnessed the Fighting Irish (7-12, 2-5) display their most complete game of the season Sunday afternoon inside Purcell Pavilion. The Irish utilized a strong second half performance to roll to a 76-53 victory over the visiting Miami Hurricanes (10-8, 2-5).
Freshman Sam Brunelle shot lights out in the second half, where she scored 20 points on 9-for-11 shooting, ultimately finishing with a game-high 25 points. Destinee Walker joined Brunelle in the 20+ point club by pouring in 21 of her own. Furthermore, the duo went a combined 7-of-10 from three-point range, tying the team high for made three-pointers this season.
Mikki Vaughn recorded 16 points and eight boards. Katlyn Gilbert tallied 10 of her 12 points in the second half to go along with her seven assists. Next, Marta Sniezek logged eight assists and a season-high tying seven boards.
“I was really pleased with the third quarter,” Karen & Kevin Keyes Family Head Coach Muffet McGraw stated. “We talked about guarding Mykea Gray better in the second half, so we did a better job there. The biggest thing was that shots began to drop. When shots drop, our confidence grows and we play better defensively.
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