Notre Dame (10-8 / 8-6) picked up its second straight victory, beating the Florida State Seminoles (9-7 / 8-7) by a 72-64 rating behind a balanced scoring assault. The Irish had 5 totally different gamers rating in double figures, and the balanced assault led the Irish to a 49.1% capturing effort from the ground. Notre Dame additionally dominated Florida State on the glass, out-rebounding the Noles 44-31.
The Irish made simply 3-of-14 from behind the arc, however the offense made up for it with 17 made free throws.
It was a bounce again efficiency for the Irish offense, which scored simply 59 factors in its final outing, which was a victory over Pitt. The Panthers rank close to the underside of the ACC, so the Irish had been in a position to overcome that poor efficiency from the ground. The Seminoles, nevertheless, got here into tonight’s contest forward of Notre Dame within the standings, however that modified with tonight’s victory.
Notre Dame jumped out to a 17-7 lead on the finish of 1 quarter because of a stingy protection and the Seminoles lacking a variety of open seems to be. Freshman ahead Maddy Westbeld scored seven within the opening quarter and hauled down 5 rebounds.
Westbeld had one among her higher performances of what has been an impressive first season in this system. She led the Irish with 17 factors, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. It was her second straight double-double, because the freshman had 20 factors and 11 rebounds within the win over Pittsburgh.
Notre Dame led by not less than 9 for a lot of the primary three quarters, and the lead grew to 67-49 with 3:19 left within the fourth quarter. It appeared the Irish had been on cruise management, however as has been the case all season, an opponent made one other late run, as Florida State went on an 11-Zero run to make it a 67-60 sport.
This time, nevertheless, the Irish had been in a position to cease the bleeding from the free throw line. Notre Dame’s ultimate 5 factors got here from the road, and Florida State could not make sufficient baskets to claw all the way in which again.
Senior Mikayla Vaughn scored 12 factors and Anaya Peoples, Destinee Walker and standout freshman Olivia Miles all had 11 factors within the win. Miles additionally completed with eight rebounds, together with three on the offensive finish; spectacular work for a 5-10 guard.
Notre Dame concludes the common season on Sunday with a house contest #6 Louisville, who leads the ACC standings.
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