Posted February 09, 2013 on AP on Fox
Ariel Braker matched her career high with 15 points and Natalie Achonwa added 11 points and nine rebounds to help No. 2 Notre Dame beat Seton Hall 69-50 on Saturday for the Irish's 17th straight victory. Notre Dame (22-1, 10-0 Big East) trailed 2-0 before jumping on the Pirates by scoring 17 of the next 19 points. Achonwa had seven points during the run, including back-to-back layups. Seton Hall trailed by 14 before going on a 13-4 spurt to close to 33-28 on Tabatha Richardson-Smith's 3-pointer with 2:29 left in the first half. The Irish led 35-28 at the break. The Pirates (8-15, 3-7) got within eight in the second half before Notre Dame put the game away with a 12-2 run keyed by Braker. Brittany Morris scored 17 points to lead Seton Hall. It was a much better effort for Seton Hall then the last few meetings with the Irish. Last season the Pirates trailed 49-16 at the half and never got back in the game, losing 74-36. This time hot shooting kept them in it for 20 minutes. Notr...
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