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Jan. 21, 1998

Notre Dame Cruises Past Syracuse, 87-69

Riley nets fifth consecutive double-double

Box Score

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Freshman Ruth Riley recorded her fifth straight double-double scoring a career-high 29 points and grabbing a personal best 13 rebounds as Notre Dame rebounded from its loss Saturday night to Boston College with an 87-69 victory at Syracuse.

Riley, who has started the last 11 games for the Irish, shot 13-of-15 from the field. She led three Irish players in double figures as Kelley Siemon scored 15 points and Sheila McMillen added 11.

The Irish, who improved to 12-5 and 6-3 in the BIG EAST, shot 50.0 percent from the field, while limiting the Orangewomen to just 33.5 percent accuracy. Notre Dame outrebounded Syracuse 45-39 and forced 23 turnovers.

Notre Dame used a 17-3 spurt in the final 6:13 of the contest to break open a close game. Syracuse, which had trailed early on in the game by 11 (22-11) with 13:07 to play before intermission, closed the gap to 31-30 on a Paula Moore layup as Syracuse outscored Notre Dame 19-11 over a seven-minute stretch.

The Irish came out strong in the second half and broke the game open with a 19-12 run in the first 10 minutes. Notre Dame had its largest lead of the game - 27 - at 77-50 with 7:21 remaining in the game.

Syracuse was never able to get closer than the final 18-point margin.

Teakyta Barnes finished with 15 points for the Orangewomen, while Paula Moore added 13. They were the only two Syracuse players in double figures as the Orangewomen fell to 10-7, 5-4.

Mollie Peirick finished with seven assists to lead the Irish.

Notre Dame returns to action on Saturday, January 24 when the Irish host Providence at the Joyce Center at 2:00 p.m.

Event Calendar

Delta

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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