Young scores 20 as No. 1 Notre Dame routs Valparaiso 114-54
Notre Dame's Brianna Turner, center, is pressured by Valparaiso's Dani Franklin (32) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Freshman Jackie Young scored 20 points to lead six Notre Dame players in double figures as the top-ranked Fighting Irish routed Valparaiso 114-54 on Sunday.
Despite hitting 1 of 8 from the field to start the game, the Irish (8-0) scored the first 26 points. During that stretch, Valparaiso made just five shots while committing 10 turnovers.
Arike Ogunbowale scored 12 points in the decisive first half as the Irish raced to a 72-23 halftime lead. Notre Dame hit 30 of 42 shots (71.4 percent) from the field in the opening 20 minutes and 48 of 75 from the field (64 percent) for the game.
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Ogunbowale finished with 18 for the Irish, Marina Mabrey scored 16, freshman Erin Boley added 15, Brianna Turner chipped in 13 and Kathryn Westbeld had 10.
Valparaiso (4-4) was led by Dani Franklin, who scored 18 points as the Crusaders were limited to 22 of 58 from the field (37.9 percent). Valparaiso committed 31 turnovers.