Jan. 19, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ashley Barlow scored 21 points and No. 17 Notre Dame scored over 100 points on the road for the first time in school history in a 104-86 victory over Georgetown on Saturday.
The Irish (15-3, 3-1 Big East) led the feisty Hoyas 60-52 early in the second half, but pulled away for their second straight win when Brittany Mallory's three-point play off a fastbreak layup started a 24-10 surge.
Mallory, a reserve, scored 15 points and Charel Allen finished with 14 for the Irish, who shot 72 percent from the field in the second half and topped the century mark for the first time since a 107-65 win over Cleveland State on Nov. 26, 2002.
Kieraah Marlow, coming off a scoreless outing in her previous start, had a career-high 34 points and also finished with 13 rebounds for the Hoyas.
The Irish improved to 22-2 all-time against the Hoyas (10-7, 0-4), including five straight wins.
Kristin Heidloff had 14 points and Meredith Cox finished with 10 for Georgetown, which has lost four straight.
POST GAME NOTES: Notre Dame scores more than 100 points on an opponent's home court for the first time in school history ... it's also just the second time the Irish have ever scored 100 points away from home (113-35 win vs. Liberty on Nov. 24, 1989, at UCF Rotary Classic in Orlando) ... Saturday's point total ties for the seventh-highest single-game mark in school history (the aforementioned 113 points vs. Liberty is the school record) and it's the 10th triple-digit game in the Notre Dame record books (first since a 107-65 win over Cleveland State on Nov. 26, 2002, at the Joyce Center); Notre Dame has never lost in those 10 games where it has scored at least 100 points ... the Irish are the first BIG EAST squad to hit the century mark in a conference game since Connecticut downed visiting Seton Hall, 106-58 on Jan. 6, 2007 ... the Irish set a McDonough Arena record for points by a visiting team, breaking the old mark held by Connecticut on Jan. 5, 1995 in a 103-64 Huskies win ... the 190 combined points are the most in a Notre Dame game since the Irish downed West Virginia, 111-90 on Jan. 7, 1999, at the Joyce Center (setting a school record for combined points with 201) ... Notre Dame improves to 22-2 all-time against Georgetown (9-1 at McDonough Arena) and has won five in a row in the series, while also notching its highest point total in the 24-game series ... Georgetown becomes the third different BIG EAST school that Notre Dame has scored 100 points against during conference play, joining West Virginia (103-58 on Jan. 9, 1997; 111-90 on Jan. 7, 1999) and Providence (109-60 on Jan. 24, 1998) in that category; Notre Dame also defeated current BIG EAST member Marquette, 109-56 on Dec. 21, 1990, well before either the Irish or Golden Eagles were affiliated with the BIG EAST ... the Irish scored 56 second-half points at Georgetown, their highest output in a single half since scoring a school-record 61 points in the first half of the aforementioned 2002 rout over Cleveland State ... Notre Dame puts seven players in double figures for the first time since Feb. 6, 1997 in a 90-73 win vs. Syracuse ... the Irish shoot 61 percent from the floor vs. Georgetown, the best shooting night for a Notre Dame squad since Feb. 27, 2001, when they connected at a .635 clip in an 82-63 win at Pittsburgh (clinching a share of the program's first BIG EAST regular-season title) ... Notre Dame shoots a season-best .600 from the three-point line and ties its season high with six three-pointers ... since shooting a season-low .245 at #16 West Virginia on Jan. 13, Notre Dame has bounced back to shoot .581 (61-of-105) in the past two games, incuding .533 from the three-point arc (8-of-15) ... sophomore guard Ashley Barlow posted her second 20-point game of the season (fourth of her career), coming one point shy of her career best, which she set on Dec. 8 at Purdue ... freshman guard Brittany Mallory logged her fifth double-digit game of the season, scoring a season-high 15 points, two more than her total vs. Boston College on Nov. 24 ... sophomore guard Melissa Lechlitner scored a season-high 13 points, returning to double figures for the first time since she hit that mark in three of the first four games of the season (12 points vs. Western Kentucky on Nov. 13 and Central Michigan on Nov. 20) ... Lechlitner also dished out six assists, one short of her season best, set on Dec. 12 against Valparaiso ... freshman forward Becca Bruszewski collected her third double-digit scoring night of the year, and first since back-to-back double-figure outings on Nov. 20 at Central Michigan (13 points) and Nov. 24 vs. Boston College (10 points).