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Notre Dame Women’s Basketball defeats Syracuse in the Dome, 72-56

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish traveled to the JMA Dome for a Sunday afternoon matchup against ACC rivals Syracuse Orange. Olivia Miles led the way for the Irish with 23 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 7 assists for the day.

Notre Dame’s Dana Mabrey knocked down three from behind the 3-point line to help her put 15 points on the board for the Irish. Her last three-point bucket was her 300th of her career.

Newcomer KK Bransford came off the bench and added 9 points for Notre Dame as the team’s third-best scorer on the day.

Notre Dame went into halftime 5 points clear, but Syracuse struggled to a tie in the third quarter behind a strong display from Dyaisha Fair and Aisa Strong. The Irish, on the other hand, were able to pull away in the 4th quarter and finished with a 16-point victory.

Notre Dame now stands alone in second place in the ACC — a game behind the Duke Blue Devils.

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