Canes Face Setback at Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Miami women’s basketball team (10-8, 2-5 ACC) fell to Notre Dame (7-12, 2-5 ACC), 76-53, Sunday afternoon in Purcell Pavilion.
“We had some good looks and just couldn’t hit the shots and you have to hit the threes to beat Notre Dame’s zone,” head coach Katie Meier said. “Sam Brunelle and Destinee Walker played an excellent game for Notre Dame, making big shots when they needed it.”
For the third game in a row, junior Mykea Gray led the Canes in scoring, pouring in 16 points in the contest. Fellow guard Kelsey Marshall joined Gray in double-figures with 10 points, while Notre Dame’s Brunelle paced all scorers with 25 points in the game.
Miami and Notre Dame traded the lead throughout the first 20 minutes but, despite outscoring the Fighting Irish 15-12 in the second quarter, the Canes entered halftime down one.
The Fighting Irish used a 24-point third quarter to take a double-digit lead heading into the final 10 minutes. Miami cut the lead to 14 in the fourth but came up short to Notre Dame, 76-53.
The Canes return to the Watsco Center on Thursday when they welcome the Clemson Tigers to town on Pride Night. The game will tipoff at 6 p.m. and air on ACC Network.
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