Women's College Basketball

 
                      === Notre Dame routs Utah State ===
 
 South  Bend, IN (Sports Network) - Natalie Achonwa scored 23 points and pulled
 down  12  rebounds, as  fifth-ranked Notre  Dame ran  past Utah State, 109-70,
 Saturday afternoon.
 
 Ariel  Braker  and Jewell  Loyd both  added 15 points  for the Fighting Irish,
 while Markisha Wright ended with 14 points and 11 boards for Notre Dame (6-1),
 which  bounced  back from  a 73-61  defeat to No.  3 Baylor  on Wednesday in a
 rematch of last season's national championship game.
 
 Skylar  Diggins  tallied 12  points and  10 assists, for  the Irish, but guard
 Kayla McBride departed in the first half with a sprained ankle.
 
 Devyn  Christensen scored  21 and  Jennifer Schlott  added 14  for Utah  State
 (2-7), which lost its fourth in a row.
 
 Notre Dame shot a sizzling 69.4 percent (25-of-36) in the first half to gain a
 66-49  lead and the  Irish limited the Aggies to 7-of-29 from the floor in the
 second half.
 
 
 12/08 14:34:22 ET

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