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By TOM COYNE
AP Sports Writer
NOTRE DAME, Ind. (AP) - Jacqueline Batteast had 20 points and nine rebounds
and No. 23 Notre Dame held Georgetown to a season-low 29.6 percent shooting,
beating the Hoyas 66-52 Wednesday night.
Megan Duffy added 11 points and five assists, and Teresa Borton had 10
points for the Irish (14-7, 7-2 Big East), who shot 45 percent and led
throughout the entire game.
Rebekkah Brunson scored 12 points, six below her average, to lead the Hoyas
(10-10, 4-6). Kate Carlin added 11 points for Georgetown, whose previous worst
shooting night was 30 percent in a 72-62 loss to Indiana in early December.
Rhea Beal made a 15-foot jumper at the buzzer to end Notre Dame's streak of
holding opponents to 50 points or fewer at four games - one shy of matching the
school record set six years ago.
The game was quite a turnaround from the last time the Irish played the
Hoyas, losing 76-73 on Jan. 7. Notre Dame squandered a six-point lead with 54
seconds left in that game, allowing Georgetown to score seven points in 14
On Wednesday, the Hoyas made one brief run at the Irish. Notre Dame took a
36-23 lead when Teresa Borton made a pair of free throws with 0.4 seconds left
in the first half. The Hoyas started the second half with a 10-2 run to cut the
lead to 38-32 when Carlin hit a 10-foot turnaround shot.
The Irish regained control, though, with a 9-0 run when Courtney LaVere
score five straight points to get the Irish going again.
Batteast, who had failed to score in double figures the past two games,
scored inside to end the run, giving the Irish a 47-33 lead. The Irish, who
also outrebounded Georgetown 42-30, extended the lead to 60-41 when Batteast
scored on a layup with 4:42 left.