IPFW guard Anne Boese had Notre Dame's attention coming into Tuesday's game.
But Irish coach Muffet McGraw said her team must have missed the message to defend the guard behind the three-point line in Notre Dame's 96-60 win Tuesday in Purcell Pavilion.
Boese, making her first career start, hit 6 of 8 three-pointers and scored a career-high 24 points against the No. 3 Irish (8-0).
"She was on the scouting report as a three-point shooter. I think that page didn't make it through the copy machine," McGraw said. "We really looked like we didn't know. We were supposed to be guarding her as a three-point shooter, but we sure didn't."
Still Boese's efforts weren't enough for IPFW (2-5) against Notre Dame, which had five players scored in double figures.
Irish forward Becca Bruszewski led the charge with 18 points, and guard Lindsay Schrader added 14. Guard Ashley Barlow, who made 2 of 3 three-pointers, scored 12, and center Erica Williamson and guard Kaila Turner added 11 and 10, respectively.