Sonia Citron made her very first 6 3s and completed 6-of-7 to provide the No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish their firepower in a 76-54 success over the Virginia Cavaliers Sunday afternoon at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Indiana. Citron’s previous profession high for made triples in a video game was 4.
On a sobering note, nevertheless, Notre Dame sharpshooter Dara Mabrey suffered a lower leg injury on a quick break one minute and 59 seconds into the video game and did not return.
Virginia lacked its second-leading scorer and leading rebounder, Mir McLean, who is out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury. The Cavs were likewise missing their third-leading scorer and a previous member of the Notre Dame program in Sam Brunelle, who was suspended for one video game for a combating nasty.
Citron completed at 20 points, with the other container beginning a floater from the left standard. She included 9 rebounds and 3 helps; the points and rebounds were both video game highs.
Citron’s 4th 3 of the video game provided the Irish their very first 20-point lead of the afternoon at the 7:29 mark of the 3rd. It topped an 8-0 Notre Dame run that likewise included a 3-point play by Lauren Ebo after an offending rebound. Much like they carried out in the very first and 2nd quarters, the Cavaliers fought and did their finest to not let things leave hand. They sufficed to 14 on a Cady Pauley 3, to 13 on Mckenna Dale complimentary tosses and to 15 on Taylor Valladay complimentary tosses, the last of which featured 2:47 to precede the 4th. But Notre Dame closed the 3rd on a 7-2 run topped by an Olivia Miles 3 to increase 22.
Virginia opened the 4th on a 4-0 run, however it was Citron’s afternoon as she responded to with her 6th triple to press the Irish lead back to 21 at the 8:41 mark of the frame. The Cavs never ever got closer than within 17 the remainder of the method.
Miles tape-recorded 12 points and 7 helps, while Ebo benefited 15 points and 6 boards.
A Pauley 3 at 18 seconds staying in the very first cut it to 8 and a Yonta Vaughn trey at the 6:19 mark of the 2nd cut it to 7. The Irish went on a 9-2 follow that to increase 14 with 2 3s originating from Citron and another originating from Cassandre Prosper, however the Cavs sufficed back to 10 two times over the rest of the 2nd and routed by a workable 12 at the break.
Notre Dame went on a 14-0 run from 5:39 in the very first to 2:18 in the very first to increase 18-4. Miles kicked it off with a layup in shift and after that Citron made a 3 from the left corner. An Ebo mid-range make and a Miles 3-point play followed prior to KK Bransford liquidated the stretch with a set of layups.
Virginia’s No. 1 scorer, Camryn Taylor, did play and reached, 1,000 profession points on a complimentary toss 2 minutes and 53 seconds into the contest. She led the Cavs with 13 points, including 5 boards and 2 takes.
Notre Dame won basket portion 50 to 29.7 and 3-point portion 40 to 20. Virginia won offending rebounds 20-9, however lost second-chance points 15-11.