GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Notre Dame 72, Syracuse 56

By JAMES MCCLENDON
Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Olivia Mills scored 13 of her game-high 23 points during the second half of No. 7 Notre Dame's 70-58 victory over Syracuse.

After a back-and-forth opening three quarters, the Fighting Irish went on an 11-2 run to start the fourth quarter. While Notre Dame and Syracuse traded baskets through the final minutes of the fourth quarter, but the Irish did enough to hold on for the double-digit victory.

Dara Mabrey chipped in 15 points for the Irish (14-2, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who were coming off a dominant 86-47 victory over Wake Forest on Thursday. Miles also had seven boards and seven assists.

Dyaisha Fair's 14 points led the way for the Orange (13-5, 4-3), who entered Sunday on a three-game winning streak.

It was a low-scoring game for two teams that average about 80 points. The Irish were 48.4% from the field and 38.9% from behind the arc. The Orange were held to 35.8% from the field and 19% from the 3.

BIG PICTURE

Notre Dame: The Irish dropped three spots in the latest AP polls after a tough loss to No. 22 North Carolina last Sunday. So far this season, Notre Dame has quality wins over No. 4 UConn and No. 13 Virginia Tech.

Syracuse: The Orange have only faced one other ranked opponent this season, falling to No. 11 N.C. State on New Year's Day.

January 15, 2023


Notre Dame
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Westbeld F 20 2-8 2-2 1-1 3-6 4 0 1 3 3 7
K. Watson F 11 2-5 0-0 0-0 0-3 0 0 0 1 2 4
O. Miles G 36 11-15 0-0 1-2 1-7 7 0 2 2 2 23
S. Citron G 35 3-4 0-0 2-2 1-6 2 1 1 2 2 8
D. Mabrey G 34 6-17 0-1 3-11 0-2 1 0 0 1 0 15
L. Ebo 31 2-6 0-0 0-0 0-8 2 3 2 1 3 4
K. Bransford 26 4-6 1-2 0-1 2-4 2 0 1 0 1 9
C. Prosper 7 1-3 0-0 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Totals   200 31-64
(.484)
3-5
(.600)
7-18
(.389)
10-42 18 4 7 11 13 72


Syracuse
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
K. Wood F 30 4-6 0-0 0-0 5-9 0 2 2 1 1 8
D. Lewis F 23 1-3 0-1 0-0 0-6 0 1 0 0 2 2
D. Fair G 40 6-16 0-2 2-7 4-4 4 0 3 2 0 14
G. Woolley G 32 4-14 0-0 1-6 0-2 2 1 1 3 2 9
T. Hyman G 29 2-11 0-0 0-3 1-2 5 0 1 3 1 4
A. Strong 25 4-10 3-4 0-2 1-6 0 3 0 1 1 11
A. Rice 18 3-7 1-2 1-3 0-4 0 0 0 0 0 8
S. Wilson 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   199 24-67
(.358)
4-9
(.444)
4-21
(.190)
14-39 11 7 7 10 7 56


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