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Irish Insights

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Big opener for Peters

Notre Dame center Devereaux Peters is finally healthy.

The senior had her sophomore season cut short after tearing the ACL in her left knee and needing a two-part corrective surgery to repair the injury.

Last season, Peters got a late start because of the two surgeries required to repair her knee and played in 25 games but never at 100 percent.

After her first full summer and preseason worth of workouts, Peters proved to be a force in Notre Dame’s 99-48 season-opening win over New Hampshire on Friday.

The 6-foot-2 center scored a career-high 23 points and had eight rebounds, four steals and two assists in 16 minutes.

“I thought she was just so active on the boards,” coach Muffet McGraw said of what stood out from Peters’ performance. “I thought a couple of times she came out of no where. A couple of times, we weren’t sure she was in the play, and then she had the rebound in her hands. … She was so mobile and active. She had a couple of reverse layups, put the ball on the floor well, had a couple of blocked shots. She looks like she is in the best shape of her career.”

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