GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Notre Dame 76, Michigan State 71

Associated Press

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Freshman Sonia Citron scored a career-high 29 points, classmate Olivia Miles missed a triple-double by two assists and No. 24 Notre Dame edged Michigan State 76-71 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Miles had 11 points and 11 rebounds for her third double-double for the Fighting Irish (7-1), who are 7-1 in the challenge and 12-9 against Michigan State. Dara Mabrey scored 10 points and Maya Dodson had six blocks. Citron was 9 of 12 from the field with three 3-pointers and 8 of 8 from the line.

Nia Clouden led the Spartans (6-3), who are 6-7 in the challenge, with 20 points for her sixth straight 20-point game. She also had six rebounds, six assists and three steals. Freshman Matilda Ekh added a career-high 17 points, Moira Joiner had 14 and Alyza Winston 12.

Winston and Clouden produced an 8-0 run to help Michigan State take a 23-21 lead after one quarter. Citron had a 3 in a 9-0 run and the Irish led 36-34 at halftime.

The lead was 55-50 after three quarters and Citron scored four points and Miles had a layup in a 6-0 run for a 65-55 lead midway through the fourth. The Spartans couldn't get closer than five after that as Citron hit a 3 and four free throws in the last 2 1/2 minutes.

Notre Dame had a 45-34 rebounding advantage and Michigan State, despite going 10 for 25 from 3-point range, shot just 36% after coming in making half its shots.


Notre Dame
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Dodson F 31 2-6 0-0 0-0 2-6 1 6 1 4 5 4
M. Westbeld F 29 4-8 0-0 0-2 2-8 0 1 1 2 4 8
D. Mabrey G 32 3-10 2-2 2-6 2-4 4 0 0 3 1 10
O. Miles G 31 5-15 0-2 1-4 4-11 8 0 0 3 2 11
A. Peoples G 18 1-3 2-2 0-0 1-1 1 0 0 1 3 4
S. Citron 27 9-12 8-8 3-4 1-5 3 0 1 0 2 29
N. Marshall 14 4-9 0-0 0-0 1-2 1 1 0 0 0 8
A. Prohaska 14 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-3 0 0 1 1 4 2
S. Brunelle 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   200 29-66
(.439)
12-14
(.857)
6-16
(.375)
15-45 19 8 4 15 22 76


Michigan State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Smith F 21 2-8 0-0 0-0 0-3 0 2 0 0 1 4
T. Farquhar F 7 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 1 0 0 1 0 0
N. Clouden G 37 4-15 11-12 1-6 2-6 6 1 3 2 3 20
A. Winston G 32 5-11 0-0 2-6 1-2 5 0 0 3 2 12
M. Ekh G 30 5-9 3-5 4-5 0-5 0 0 1 1 4 17
M. Joiner 32 5-13 1-2 3-6 2-4 1 0 0 0 4 14
D. Hagemann 22 1-3 0-2 0-2 1-3 3 0 1 4 2 2
T. Parks 18 0-1 2-2 0-0 3-8 2 3 1 2 3 2
B. Rewers 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 22-61
(.361)
17-23
(.739)
10-25
(.400)
11-34 18 6 6 13 19 71


Officials: Nykesha Thompson, Mark Resch, Brian Hall
Attendance: 4,581




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