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    Dec. 22, 1997

    Notre Dame Defeats Dartmouth

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame men's basketball team raised its record to 7-2 on the season with a 75-50 win over Dartmouth on Monday night. Four Irish players scored in double figures as senior forward Derek Manner led the way with a career-high 14 points and freshman point guard Martin Ingelsby had 12. Junior center Phil Hickey added 11 points while senior forward Pat Garrity recorded 10.

    Notre Dame dominated the game from the start and led 38-18 at the half as the 18 points were the fewest points given up by a John MacLeod-coached Irish team in the first half of a contest. Notre Dame's 7-2 start is the best start for an Irish team since the 1988-89 team also went out to a 7-2 start.

    P.J. Halas led Dartmouth in scoring with 11 points while Shaun Gee had 10.

    The Dartmouth contest was the final non-conference regular season game of the year for the Irish and Notre Dame returns to action against BIG EAST foe St. John's on Dec. 30 at the Joyce Center at 7:30 p.m. EST.

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