Notre Dame women's basketball: Mallory's defense never rests
doesn't always reveal the big picture.
Notre Dame senior guard Brittany Mallory's line from Tuesday's college
women's basketball game against Georgetown read 1-of-4 shooting,
0-of-2 three-pointers, 0-of-0 free throws, two points.
The numbers not attached to Mallory's name reveal the extent of the
impact that the Irish captain had in No. 2 Notre Dame's 80-60 victory
against No. 16 Georgetown.
Sugar Rodgers 3-of-18 shooting, 2-of-11 three-pointers, 5-of-7 free
throws, 13 points.
Georgetown's Rodgers, a 5-foot-11 guard, entered the game leading the
Big East Conference in scoring with an average of 20.1. At halftime,
Rodgers had zero points, and Georgetown trailed the Irish by 21
Although Rodgers helped Georgetown close to within 10 points of the
Irish in the second half, she finished seven points below her scoring
average and her 3-of-18 shooting (17 percent) was stunningly below her
career average of 39 percent shooting.
Team defense, gospel according to Irish head coach Muffet McGraw,