Notre Dame Fighting Irish 73 – Georgetown Hoyas 48


Tonight Notre Dame played its second to last home game of the year against the Georgetown Hoyas. The Irish came into the game on a hot streak winning their last five games. They are also receiving votes in the AP poll. the streak continues after the Irish beat the Hoyas by 25. Notre Dame started off the game by going on a 20-2 run. They did it by pressuring the Hoyas, and causing turnovers that led to easy points. Georgetown found their stride though, and crawled back into the game. At one point they pulled to within 6 at 29-23. Notre Dame used balanced scoring to slowly pull away in the second half. Four Irish players scored in double figures tonight. They were led by Melissa D’Amico who scored 15 to go along with 7 rebounds. Most of those were inside where Georgetown could not handle her. Tulyah Gaines scored 14 with 4 steals and 4 assists. Charel Allen who has been carrying the team scored 11 with 4 assists and 3 steals. Melissa Lechlitner scored 11 four the Irish as well.
The win is the 19th for the Irish on the season. That is one more than all of last year. It also makes them 10-4 in the conference. They are in a tie for third place with Marquette. Marquette though has the tiebreaker with a win in the only meeting this year. They are only one game behind #21 Rutgers who come into the Joyce Center for the final home game on Saturday. The Irish were picked in the preseason to finish 11th in the conference, so this team is overachieving in most people’s eyes. Georgetown is only 2-12 in the conference so this is not a defining victory, but at this point in the year you will take all that you can get.

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