Madison Cable scored a career-high 21 points and Jewell Loyd added 15 Saturday as the Fighting Irish dominated inside Saturday to beat UCLA 90-48 to extend their home winning streak to 16 straight.
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Kayla McBride and Natalie Achonwa each added 12 points as Notre Dame (8-0) beat UCLA (3-5) for the fourth time in the past five games, but the Bruins still hold a 9-6 advantage in the series. Atonye Nyingifa led UCLA with 19 points and Thea Lemberger added 17 as the Bruins shot just 28 percent.
UCLA stayed close for the first five minutes, opening an 8-6 lead when Nyingifa hit a baseline jumper. But a 3-pointer by Loyd that bounced off the rim three times before falling in sparked a 14-2 run that included three fastbreak layups.
Cable hit back-to-back 3pointers late in the second half to give the Irish an 83-43 lead.