In her second game since a January 26 ankle sprain forced her to sit out the next day's upset loss at North Carolina, Jackie Young scored 18 points and took a game-high eight rebounds Sunday afternoon in Notre Dame's 90-50 win over visiting Georgia Tech in Purcell Pavilion.
In raising their records to 21-2 on the season, including an 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference record that shared the league lead with Louisville and North Carolina State after Sunday play, the Lady Irish held Georgia Tech to three points the second quaerter in expanding a 28-10 first-quarter lead to 54-13 at halftime. The Yellow Jackets, now 13-9 overall and 3-6 in the ACC, scored their only second-quarter points on a three-point basket.
Young, 6-foot junior whose 3,268 Princeton Community points remain the Indiana high school record for both
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genders, shot 8-for-11 from the field and 2-for-2 on free throws in Sunday's win before 8,530 fans in South Bend. Her 11 field-goal tries were all from two-point range. She also dished four assists, made one steal and committed two turnovers while playing a team-high 28 minutes.
Senior Marina Mabrey shot 6-for-7 on threes and scored 20 points to lead Coach Muffet McGraw's Lady Irish. Classmates Jessica Shepard and Arike Ogunbowale respectively scored 13 and 12. Graduate student Brianna Turner, who missed last season's national championship campaign due to a knee injury in a 2017 regional game, made five shot-blocks as Notre Dame scored its 55th straight conference win since a 2012 Big East loss. All these numbers are part of Sunday's game recap on a Notre Dame web page.
The Lady Irish will play at 6 p.m. CST Thursday at ACC foe Miami (Fla.), then host Florida State next Sunday. Both those teams stood 7-2 in the ACC, where Clemson stood 6-2.
Young, in 22 games as a junior, is averaging 14.6 points while shooting 55.3 percent (119-for-215) afield including 35.3 percent (6-for-17) on threes, plus 75.7 percent (78-for-103) on free throws. Her 322 points this season raise her college career total to 1,113. She also is averaging 6.6 rebounds, a team-high 4.8 assists and 1.2 steals.