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Women's Basketball Blows Out Providence, 90-60
Ruth Riley splits a pair of defenders on the way to the hoop during the first half against Providence.
 
Ruth Riley splits a pair of defenders on the way to the hoop during the first half against Providence.

Feb. 1, 2000

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Coach Muffet McGraw saw No. 5 Notre Dame's game against outmatched Providence team as an opportunity to rest her starters. For Kelley Siemon, it was a chance to shine.

Siemon, a junior, had a career-high 23 points as No. 5 Notre Dame routed Providence 90-60 on Tuesday night.

"She was a real spark for us and set the tone for the rest of the players who came off the bench and played hard," McGraw said. "We gave our starters a chance to rest tonight, which is important with our upcoming game with Boston College."

Alicia Ratay and Danielle Green added 16 points apiece for Notre Dame (18-2, 9-0 Big East), which won its 14th straight heading into Saturday's contest against No. 18 Boston College.

"They were one of the toughest teams we've played all year," Providence coach Jim Jabir said. "We have to play with intensity no matter who the opponent is. Tonight we played scared."

Monika Roberts led Providence (9-10, 4-5) with 13 points, and Meghan Hinds and Farrah Thomas each had 10.

Ratay, who scored all but two of her points in the first half, sparked a 29-2 run as Notre Dame built a 56-31 advantage. The 56 first-half points were three shy of a team record. Notre Dame took its biggest lead at 78-44 with 8:08 remaining.

 

 

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