No. 6 Notre Dame women blast Boston College 97-47
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Arike Ogunbowale heads to the bucket against Boston College (photo courtesy of The Edwardsville Intelligence)

(BOSTON) - Notre Dame guard Arike Ogunbowale was speaking to reporters outside the locker room when assistant coach Beth Cunningham came out with a wide smile on her face. Cunningham, the former No. 2 scorer in school history, joked before giving a big hug to the woman who had just passed her on the team's all-time list. Ogunbowale scored 23 to pass Cunningham and move just 33 points behind Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame's all-time scoring leader, and the sixth-ranked Fighting Irish coasted to a 97-47 victory over Boston College on Wednesday night. Brianna Turner scored 19 and Jessica Shepard had 16 points and 12 rebounds for Notre Dame (23-3, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). Jackie Young scored 15 with 10 rebounds for the Irish, who led by 29 at the half and mounted a 23-0 run that left them with an 88-29 lead after three quarters. Entering the game needing 21 points to tie Cunningham, who scored 2,322 points in her career, Ogunbowale matched her with a 3-point play midway through the third quarter. She hit a layup in the fourth to move into second behind Diggins (2,357 points). Taylor Soule scored 11 points for BC (14-11, 3-9). The Eagles were outscored 58-32 in the paint, 23-6 on second-chance points, and 22-11 in transition. Notre Dame's 37 third-quarter points were a season high.