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Bruszewski helps Irish coast to win against Chippewas

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich (AP) -- Freshman Becca Bruszewski scored a career-high 13 points to lead six Notre Dame (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today, No. 23 AP) players in double figures Tuesday night in a 94-41 rout of Central Michigan.

The No. 23 Fighting Irish (3-1) pulled away from the Chippewas (2-2) for good with a 20-0 run in the final 6 minutes of the first half.

Ashley Barlow and Melissa Lechlitner each had 12 points. Barlow also had a career-high 11 rebounds. Tulyah Gaines added 11. Melissa D'Amico and Lindsay Schrader each had 10.

The Fighting Irish, who were coming off a 75-59 loss to third-ranked Maryland, shot 61 percent from the floor in the first half, and 56 percent for the game.

Central Michigan shot 27 percent from the floor, and no Chippewas finished in double digits. They also had 22 turnovers. Freshman Shonda Long led Central Michigan with eight points, while Britni Houghton and Candace Wilson each had seven.

The margin of victory was the largest for Notre Dame since 2001, when it defeated Georgetown 89-33.