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Miles, Citron lead No. 9 Irish past Boston College 72-59
By JIMMY GOLEN
BOSTON (AP) Olivia Miles scored 22 points with 10 assists and eight rebounds, combining with Sonia Citron to score 14 straight points in the fourth quarter on Thursday night when No. 9 Notre Dame pulled away from Boston College to win 72-59.
Citron finished with 23 points to help the Irish (18-2, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) bounce back from their first league loss of the season, a 69-65 defeat at North Carolina State on Sunday.
Maria Gakdeng scored 16 points, T'Yana Todd had 13 and Andrea Daly scored 10 with eight rebounds for BC (14-11, 4-8). The Eagles, who beat Pittsburgh on Sunday to snap a five-game losing streak, were looking for their second victory over a Top 25 team this season, having also beaten then-No. 10 N.C. State on Jan. 5.
BC came within five points, 55-50, before the Irish ran off 14 points in a row - nine by Citron, and five by Miles.
That put an end to what had been a back-and-forth game in which the Irish opened big leads and then frittered them away.
Notre Dame led by 11 in the first quarter and held a 38-30 lead with two minutes gone in the third. BC scored 13 of the next 18 points, capitalizing on back-to-back Irish turnovers to tie it 43-all with three minutes left in the quarter.
But Natalija Marshall put back the rebound of her own miss, Miles drove to the basket, Maddy Westbeld added a pair of baskets and then Miles stole the ball and found Citron on the fast break to make it 53-43.
Notre Dame: Hosts No. 16 Duke on Sunday.
Boston College: Visits Syracuse on Sunday.
AP women's college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/womens-college-basketball and https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-womens-college-basketball-poll
Updated February 2, 2023