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Jan. 10, 1998

Balanced Attack Leads Notre Dame over St. John's

JAMAICA, N.Y. -- Four starters scored in double figures and the fifth had nine point to lead Notre Dame's women's basketball team to a 77-57 BIG EAST road win over St. John's. Senior Sheila McMillen went 6-9 from the field, including 4-7 from the three-point arc, to lead the Irish with 16 points while freshman Ruth Riley recorded her second consecutive double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. With its seventh straight win, Notre Dame improves to 10-4, 4-2 in the BIG EAST.

The Irish blitzed the Red Storm by jumping out to a 15-4 lead in the first 4:28 of the game thanks to seven points by McMillen. Staten Island, N.Y., native, Diana Braendley would give Notre Dame its biggest lead of the first half when she hit a layup for a 39-19 lead with just 33 second left. The Irish hit the lockeroom at halftime with a 39-21 lead and forced the Red Storm into 13 first-half turnovers while Notre Dame dished off 13 first-half assists.

McMillen came out hot once again in the second half with five of Notre Dame's first 10 points of the second half to lead 49-27 with 16:48 left in the game. The Irish would go on a 12-0 run to build a 31-point lead at 14:02. Notre Dame would then coast to its fourth win in as many games against St. John's, building a 35-point lead at 73-38 with 6:02 left in the game before the Red Storm scored 19 of the last 23 points of the game for the final 77-57 margin.

Mollie Peirick finished with 12 points and eight assists while Kelley Siemon was 4-4 from the field and 3-4 from the foul line for 11 points. Notre Dame shot 51 percent from the field while its defense held St. John's to 31 percent shooting.

The Irish return to action when they play host to BIG EAST rival West Virginia on Wed., Jan. 14, at 7:00 at the Joyce Center.

Event Calendar

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November 3
7:00 PM
Roberts Wesleyan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 11
7:00 PM
Central Michigan Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 14
7:00 PM
WNIT Quarterfinals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 17
7:00 PM
WNIT Semifinals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 20
3:00 PM
WNIT Final
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

CBS Sports Network
November 22
8:00 PM
UL-Lafayette
Houston, Texas (Campbell Center)
November 26
1:00 PM
TCU
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 30
9:00 PM
Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)

BTN
December 4
1:00 PM
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 7
7:00 PM
UConn
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
December 10
8:00 PM
DePaul
Chicago, Ill. (McGrath-Phillips Arena)
December 18
2:00 PM
Toledo
Toledo, Ohio (Savage Arena)
December 20
7:00 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (Breslin Center)

BTN
December 27
6:30 PM
Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tenn. (McKenzie Arena)
December 29
7:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (Reynolds Coliseum)

ACC Network Extra
January 2
7:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (McCamish Pavilion)
January 5
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
January 8
3:00 PM
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (BankUnited Center)

ESPN Flex
January 12
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind.

ACC Network Extra
January 16
7:00 PM
Tennessee
Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson-Boling Arena)

ESPN2
January 19
7:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)
January 22
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Carmichael Arena)

ESPNU
January 26
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
January 29
12:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
February 2
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)
February 6
7:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
February 12
1:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
February 16
7:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Littlejohn Coliseum)
February 19
5:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Carrier Dome)

ESPN2
February 23
7:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
February 26
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
March 17
TBA
NCAA First/Second Rounds
TBD
March 24
TBA
NCAA Regionals
TBD
March 31
TBA
NCAA Semifinals
Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center)
April 2
TBA
NCAA Final
Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center)

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