Muffet McGraw's lady Irish get a big win over Boston College
CHESTNUTT HILL, Mass. -- Notre Dame women's basketball team put on a dominating performance at Boston College, coming home with an easy 89-55 victory in their last road game of the season.
The Irish are one of the favored teams with a likely #1 seed in the upcoming NCAA women's tournament.
Irish Coach Muffet McGraw is a pioneer of women's basketball at the collegiate level, proving her worth as head coach yet again with a stellar 25-2 season, going 13-1 in ACC play.
Players Jessica Shepard and Jackie Young both scored in double figures with 18 apiece, while Kristina Nelson scored an additional 16 points.
Notre Dame score 64 total points in the paint and managed to only turn the ball over a season low of six times.
Coach McGraw commented on her team’s performance after the game saying she expected more from her team against such a poor performing opponent, stating, "Overall, we didn't come out with the enough energy. We were a little careless, I thought, and defensively had a lot of lapses."
Kiera Nelson was announced player of the game after recording a 10 point first half and a career high 16 points on the game, all while going 7-10 from the field. Nelson tallied 8 rebounds and assists as well, nearly completing a triple-double.
A key factor in the lady Irish victory was the amount of points scored in the paint. For the third time this season Muffet McGraw’s squad scored over 60 points in the paint.
With this win over Boston College, Notre Dame now leads the all-time series against the Eagles 22-5 with a 12th straight victory.
The Irish have also tallied an impressive ACC record with this win now going 75-3 in conference play.
Notre Dame is only second to UConn on the road as well with 14 wins trailing Geno Smith's Huskies who have 15 wins away from home.
Muffet McGraw's team will look to carry this dominance for the rest of the season, and into the upcoming NCAA Tournament as well, where they will look to continue past successes.