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No. 2 Notre Dame routs Harvard 97-43

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Taya Reimer scored 14 points to lead No. 2 Notre Dame to a 97-43 win over visiting Harvard on Monday night.

After Notre Dame (5-0) failed to score on its first two possessions, Harvard (2-2) grabbed an early 5-2 lead with a 3 by Erin McDonnell. But the Irish offense quickly heated up, jumping out to a 59-13 lead at the half.

Harvard struggled from the field, hitting just 17 percent of its attempts in the first half and 29 percent on the game. Notre Dame shot 49 percent.

McDonnell led the Crimson with 10 points.

Notre Dame dominated Harvard on the boards, outrebounded them 50-26.

Despite the lopsided halftime margin, Harvard came out aggressively in the second half with a 9-2 run over the first 2:48, with 3’s by Kaitlyn Dinkins and Ali Curtis, and Temi Fagbenle’s three-point play.

The Crimson couldn’t cut into the lead much further.


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