UPDATE: Notre Dame women's basketball: Bench is big in Irish win
scorer, set up to launch a 3-pointer from the corner with 2:37 left in
the game as the Hoyas tried to wage a frantic comeback against No.
2-ranked Notre Dame.
Notre Dame's Devereaux Peters stepped toward Rodgers, and with her
outstretched hand, forcefully swatted away Rodgers' shot and the
Hoyas' hopes of an upset Tuesday night in women's college basketball.
Notre Dame, which saw a 21-point lead trimmed to 10 late in the second
half, surged at the finish to knock off the No. 16 Hoyas, 80-60, in a
bruising 15-rounder that saw four Irish players finish with four
"I thought we showed a lot of composure, a lot of poise," Notre Dame
coach Muffet McGraw said. "We had a big lead, and then they cut it to
10. We had four kids with four fouls, we faced a lot of adversity out
there, and I thought the bench came through. So, I was really pleased.
We got a good challenge on the road, and we handled it well."
Skylar Diggins led Notre Dame with 22 points and four assists. Natalie
Novosel scored 21 and had five assists and eight rebounds. Kayla
McBride scored 16 and had seven rebounds, and Peters added 10 points