Jan. 6, 1998
Notre Dame Wins Fifth Straight
WASHINGTON, D.C. - For the third straight game, Notre Dame
turned in a strong defensive outing and held its opponent under 50 points
as the visiting Irish beat Georgetown 69-44. With the win, Notre Dame won
its fifth straight outing to improve to 8-4 on the season and 2-2 in the
Notre Dame held the Hoyas to just 21.3 percent accuracy for the game as
the Irish converted just 18.2 percent of its shots in the second half
(6-33). Tonight's contest marked the first time in school history that the
Irish have held their opponent to under 50 points in three consecutive
Kelley Simeon led four Irish players in double figures as she recorded
her first career double-double with 13 points and a career-high 11
rebounds. Mollie Pierick finished the game with 12 points, while Danielle
Green and Niele Ivey scored 10 points each.
Notre Dame led 33-23 at the half and used a spurt in the second half to
break open the game. The Irish led by as many as 28 points in the second
Notre Dame held a decisive advantage on the boards as the Irish
outrebounded Georgetown 49-38. The Irish shot well from the field
connecting on 21-of-46 field goals for 45.7 percent accuracy.
Georgetown, which lost for the third time in four games, fell to 4-7
and 1-3 in the BIG EAST. Leading scorer Sylita Thomas was held to just 11
points. The only other Hoya in double figures was Tesha Nixon as she
scored 10 points.
Notre Dame returns to action at the Joyce Center on Thursday night,
Jan. 8 when the Irish host Miami, tip off is at 7:00 p.m.