No. 13 Notre Dame tops Marquette
Fighting Irish win eighth in a row
The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE -- Devereaux Peters scored 18 points to lead No. 13 Notre Dame to a 73-55 victory against Marquette on Wednesday night.
Peters came in averaging 9.8 points, but had 12 in the first half for Notre Dame (13-3, 2-0 Big East). She made 9 of 12 shots, grabbed eight rebounds, made four steals and blocked two shots as the Fighting Irish won their season-high eighth consecutive game.
Natalie Novosel added 14 points, including 10 during a decisive second half run for Notre Dame.
Tatiyiana McMorris scored 15 points to lead Marquette (12-3, 0-2) which shot 33.9 percent and had 24 turnovers.
Angel Robinson's jumper to open the second half pulled Marquette to 40-33, but then Notre Dame's defense took over. After Robinson's shot, the Golden Eagles went 1 for 15 with seven turnovers.
Novosel's 10 points sparked a 19-3 run capped by Skylar Diggins' two free throws that pushed the lead to 59-36 with 10:44 left to play.