No. 4 Notre Dame 90, DePaul 66

Becca Bruszewski scored 19 of her career-high 25 points in the

second half, Skylar Diggins added 18 points and No. 4 Notre Dame

beat DePaul 90-66 on Sunday.

With the game tied late in the first half, Diggins scored eight

points during a 12-2 run, including a jumper at the buzzer to give

the Irish (23-1, 10-1 Big East) a 42-32 halftime lead.

DePaul (16-10, 5-7) cut its deficit to 43-36 early in the second

half on a jumper by Sam Quigley. But Bruszewski scored inside to

spark a 9-2 spurt as Notre Dame went ahead 56-39 and the Irish

continued to pull away.

Despite playing much of the game without Lindsay Schrader, the

team’s second leading scorer and leading rebounder, because of an

ankle sprain, the Irish outscored the Blue Demons 50-28 in the

paint. DePaul had an 41-38 edge in rebounds.

Keisha Hampton led DePaul with a career-high 28 points.