Notre Dame Athletics | November 30, 2018
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The No. 1 Notre Dame women's basketball team displayed its most complete game thus far this season, toppling No. 14 Iowa, 105-71. The Fighting Irish (7-0) received double-digit scoring games from all five starters, led by Arike Ogunbowale's 30 points on 13-of-21 shooting. With the win over the Hawkeyes (4-2), the Irish move to 6-0 in ACC/B1G Challenge games.
"That's probably one of our better games this season," Karen & Kevin Keyes Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw said. "I'm really excited about the assist to turnover ratio. That's the thing that has been missing. We threw a lot of extra passes, a lot of really good passes."
How It Happened
Mabrey got the offense rolling with a three in the first seven seconds of the game, igniting a 14-6 scoring start for the Irish. By the end of the quarter, seven different Irish players had scored, resulting in a 28-17 lead.
Notre Dame and Iowa traded points in the second, 17 each, leading to a halftime score of 45-34. Ogunbowale had 15 points by the midway point, while Turner neared her double-double with nine points and seven rebounds.
The Irish struck fast and often in the third, starting the half on a 12-0 run that ballooned to a 20-3 scoring spree over the first four minutes and 53 seconds. The Irish shot 8-of-9 from the field in that span, building a 65-37 advantage over the Hawkeyes. Ogunbowale had 27 points entering the final period, while Turner, Mabrey and Young were all in double-digits, as well.
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