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Notre Dame 108, Merrimack 44

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By ANTHONY ANDERSON
Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Indiana - Olivia Miles became the first Notre Dame player with three career triple-doubles as the No. 5 Fighting Irish overwhelmed Merrimack 108-44.

Miles, who last March became the first freshman, male or female, to record a triple-double in an NCAA Tournament game, finished at 13 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists in 28 minutes against the Warriors. The rebounding and assists matched career bests.

Miles passed Skylar Diggins-Smith and Jackie Young, who each notched a pair of triple-doubles during their careers.

Lauren Ebo scored 17 points and went 9 of 9 at the line to pace seven players in double figures for Notre Dame (8-1). Dara Mabrey added 14 points, Sonia Citron 13, Nat Marshall 13 and Maddy Westbeld 12.

Jayme DeCesare led Merrimack (1-8) with 15 points, going 5 of 9 on 3-pointers. Marissa Hamilton added 12.

BIG PICTURE

Notre Dame: The Irish were glad to get back on the court after Thursday's game at Lafayette was postponed due to health protocols within the Leopards' program. Notre Dame hadn't played since Sunday's 74-60 win over then-No. 3 Connecticut, and now has eight days until its next game.

Merrimack: The school joined Division I and the Northeast Conference in 2019-20 to begin a four-year probationary period. The Warriors are 15-35 in the last two-plus seasons, after going 20-9 overall, 13-5 in the NEC, in its DI debut season.

December 10, 2022


Merrimack
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Hamilton F 34 5-19 0-0 2-7 1-3 0 3 1 4 3 12
A. Staton F 15 2-8 1-2 0-1 2-4 0 0 0 0 4 5
M. Bray G 32 2-8 1-2 0-2 0-1 2 0 1 3 1 5
J. DeCesare G 29 5-10 0-0 5-9 0-4 0 0 1 0 2 15
M. Manion G 21 0-2 0-0 0-0 1-1 3 1 0 1 2 0
A. Fursman 21 2-4 0-1 0-2 0-1 1 0 1 1 3 4
D. Christian 18 0-5 1-2 0-2 1-1 1 0 0 3 3 1
L. Melaschenko 13 1-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 3 5 2
J. Powell 13 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 3 1 0
S. Wise-Wright 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
A. Okoh 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 17-63
(.270)
3-7
(.429)
7-23
(.304)
10-24 8 4 4 18 25 44


Notre Dame
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Westbeld F 19 5-6 2-2 0-1 4-7 3 3 0 1 1 12
K. Watson F 16 3-4 3-4 0-0 0-3 1 1 0 1 0 9
O. Miles G 28 3-4 7-8 0-1 1-13 14 0 1 3 0 13
S. Citron G 25 6-10 1-1 0-2 1-5 1 3 1 0 0 13
D. Mabrey G 24 5-12 0-0 4-7 1-6 3 0 2 0 0 14
N. Marshall 24 4-8 5-5 0-0 3-5 0 1 0 1 2 13
J. Brown 22 1-3 2-2 0-0 0-2 1 0 1 2 2 4
L. Ebo 19 4-5 9-9 0-0 2-7 1 1 0 0 0 17
K. Bransford 17 3-10 4-5 0-0 3-6 0 0 1 1 0 10
S. Cernugel 3 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 2
T. Cha 2 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 1
Totals   199 35-63
(.556)
34-38
(.895)
4-11
(.364)
17-57 24 9 7 10 7 108


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