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    January 15, 1997

    Notre Dame Improves To 6-0 In the Big East

    SYRACUSE, N.Y -- Katryna Gaither led Notre Dame with 21 points and 12 rebounds as the Irish raced to a 72-45 victory over Syracuse before 714 fans at the Manley Field House.

    Notre Dame (14-4 overall, 6-0 Big East) led Syracuse 36-26 at halftime and began opening up a larger lead early in the second half. But Syracuse (4-11, 2-5) climbed to within 53-40 with 10:33 remaining in the game when Carmen Glover sank two foul shots.

    However, the Fighting Irish outscored Syracuse 19-5 in the last 12 minutes to secure the win.

    Beth Morgan added 15 points for Notre Dame, while Rosanne Bohman and Julie Henderson each chipped in with 12.

    Teakyta Barnes matched her career-high with 21 points to lead Syracuse.



    Notre Dame -- Gaither 9-17 3-5 21, Morgan 5-13 4-6 15, Bohman 5-7 2-2 12, Henderson 6-6 0-0 12, Peirick 3-6 0-0 8, Augustin 1-3 0-0 2, Hutchinson 1-2 0-0 2, Jordon 0-0 0-1 0, McMillen 0-5 0-0 0.

    Syracuse -- Barnes 8-22 0-0 21, Moore 5-7 1-7 11, Cook 1-12 2-4 5, Glover 1-5 2-2 4, McPhee 0-1 2-2 2, Nurse 1-10 0-0 2, Angelina 0-4 0-0 0, Hicks 0-1 0-0 0, Schoff 0-0 0-2 0.

    Halftime: Notre Dame 36, Syracuse 26. Rebounds: Syracuse 37 (Moore 9), Notre Dame 47 (Gaither 12). Assists: Syracuse 10 (Nurse 4), Notre Dame 19 (Augustin 10). Blocks: Syracuse 1 (Moore), Notre Dame 5 (two with 2). Steals: Syracuse 4 (Barnes 2), Notre Dame 10 (three with 2). Attendance: 714.

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