SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Devereaux Peters dominated inside with 14 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks to lead Notre Dame (No. 10 ESPN/USA Today, No. 11 AP) to a 69-36 rout of St. John's (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today) on Sunday.
Becca Bruszewski scored 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting for the Fighting Irish (17-4).The Red Storm (14-6) shot 32 percent, with no player reaching double figures. Leading scorer Shenneika Smith was held to seven points on 3-of-8 shooting. Da'Shena Stevens had nine rebounds, but missed all seven free-throw attempts.Notre Dame outrebounded the Red Storm 42-31.On the final play of the first half, Skylar Diggins drove and dished to Natalie Achonwa, whose layup as time expired gave the Fighting Irish a 39-21 lead. Diggins had six assists.