Mallory, No. 10 Irish hammer Georgia Southern early, win laugher

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Brittany Mallory scored a career-high 19 points and Notre Dame (No. 10 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) jumped on visiting Georgia Southern early in an 85-36 win on Tuesday night.

Notre Dame (4-0), coming off a 102-54 win Sunday at Boston College, scored 37 points off of 24 Georgia Southern turnovers and harassed the Eagles into shot clock trouble all night.

J'Lisia Ogburn, Ashley Rivens and Ashley Melson each scored eight points to lead the Eagles (3-2), who shot just 21.4 percent from the field.

The Irish quickly took control with a 23-3 run early in the first half to take an 18-point lead. Mallory and Natalie Novosel came off the Irish bench to score 11 of those points during the stretch that was highlighted by Notre Dame's defense.