Notre Dame Athletics | December 18, 2017
The No. 2 University of Notre Dame women's basketball team defeated DePaul, 91-82, on Sunday afternoon in a historical showing at Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center.
Jessica Shepard set the Purcell Pavilion women's scoring record with 39 points, and the Irish (10-1) won their 10th straight against the Blue Demons (7-4) and 13th straight at home.
"We count our blessings during the Christmas season, and Jessica Shepard is No. 1 on the list," Karen and Kevin Keyes Head Women's Basketball Coach Muffet McGraw said. "That was a phenomenal game. To dominate the game inside like she did -- that's what we hoped she could do, what we knew she could do. The team did a very good job of looking for her today."
How It Happened
Beginning with the opening tip, Jessica Shepard took control offensively, recording a first quarter season best 12 points in the opening 10 minutes. DePaul, which took 12 of 19 shots from beyond the arc in the period, went on a 3:20 scoreless drought, while Shepard and Marina Mabrey combined for all 19 points in the quarter, wrapping the period in a 19-19 tie.