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No. 5 Notre Dame routs K-State women

  • Associated Press
  • Published Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at 12:04 a.m.

— Skylar Diggins scored 17 of her 22 points in the first half to lead No. 5 Notre Dame to an 87-57 victory over Kansas State on Thursday night in the second round of the World Vision Classic.

Diggins scored 15 of the Fighting Irish’s first 23 points, leading them to a 23-10 lead 8:20 into the game.

Kayla McBride added 12 points, and Natalie Achonwa, Kaila Turner and Ariel Braker chipped in with 11 apiece for Notre Dame (8-1), which led 49-25 at halftime. Markisha Wright had 14 rebounds, including 11 in the second half, for the Irish.

Brittany Chambers had 18 points and seven rebounds, Haley Texada scored 11 points and Ashia Woods had 10 and five steals for the Wildcats (7-3), who have lost three in a row.

McBride had 10 points at the break for the Irish, who shot 55 percent (16 for 29) in the opening half.

K-State will play UNLV on Friday in its final game of the World Vision Classic.

NOTRE DAME (8-1): Achonwa 5-9 3-5 13, Braker 3-5 5-6 11, Diggins 8-12 5-6 22, McBride 5-11 0-0 12, Loyd 2-3 3-4 8, Holloway 0-2 0-0 0, Turner 3-5 2-2 11, Cable 0-2 0-0 0, Huffman 2-2 0-0 4, Wright 2-5 2-2 6. Totals 30-56 20-25 87.

KANSAS ST. (7-3): Caron 1-6 1-1 3, Chambers 6-17 4-4 18, Craig 2-6 0-0 6, White 0-2 2-2 2, Woods 5-9 0-0 10, Texada 4-10 1-2 11, Spresser 1-1 0-0 3, Knoll 2-5 0-1 4. Totals 21-56 8-10 57.

Halftime—Notre Dame 49-25. 3-Point Goals—Notre Dame 7-12 (Turner 3-4, McBride 2-3, Loyd 1-1, Diggins 1-2, Cable 0-2), Kansas St. 7-26 (Texada 2-4, Craig 2-5, Chambers 2-7, Spresser 1-1, White 0-1, Woods 0-2, Knoll 0-2, Caron 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Notre Dame 36 (Braker 9), Kansas St. 27 (Chambers 7). Assists—Notre Dame 23 (Diggins 8), Kansas St. 10 (White 4). Total Fouls—Notre Dame 9, Kansas St. 15. A—NA.

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