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(17) Notre Dame 94

(9-3, 1-0 Big East)

Valparaiso 43

(2-9, 0-5 home)

    8:05 PM ET, December 20, 2010

    1 2 T
    #17ND 49 4594
    VALP 23 2043

    Top Performers

    Notre Dame: N. Novosel 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl

    Valparaiso: S. Lang 11 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Natalie Novosel, Natalie Achonwa, Brittany Mallory spark Irish rout of Crusaders

    Associated Press

    VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Natalie Novosel scored 18 points while Natalie Achonwa and Brittany Mallory added 12 apiece to help Notre Dame (No. 16 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) easily beat Valparaiso 94-43 on Monday night.

    Notre Dame (9-3) had 23 steals and led by as many as 50 in the second half.

    The Irish, who have a tradition of slow starts against the Crusaders, jumped out to a 10-2 lead at the first media timeout and never looked back.

    They built the lead to 34-11 with 6:45 left in the first half before subbing liberally.

    Novosel and Mallory had 10 points each at halftime for Notre Dame, which also recorded 14 steals and four blocked shots at the intermission.

    The second half was more of the same as the Irish built their lead to over 50 with five minutes to go.

    Stefanie Lang scored 11 points to lead the Crusaders (2-9).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ND
    VALP
    Points 94 43
    FG Made-Attempted 36-63 (.571) 18-56 (.321)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 5-21 (.238)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-24 (.708) 2-4 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 7 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 54 0

    Game Leaders

     
    ND
    VALP
    PointsN. Novosel 18S. Lang 11
    ReboundsN. Achonwa 7S. Lang 3
    AssistsS. Diggins 5S. Thomas 2
    StealsB. Mallory 5S. Thomas 1
    BlocksD. Peters 4G. Lange 1

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