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No. 5 Notre Dame women beat Duquense

TORONTO – Canadian-born senior Natalie Achonwa had 11 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 5 Notre Dame rout Duquesne 100-61 on Sunday.

The game served as a homecoming for Achonwa, who has played on the Canadian national team and grew up in the area. Duquesne has four Canadians on its roster with Wumi Agunbiade, Oditte Odisho, Jose-Ann Johnson and Brianna Thomas.

Kayla McBride scored 22 points and helped the Irish take a 47-22 lead at the break. She and Jewell Loyd combined for 11 points during a 17-4 run to open the second half that put the game away.

Agunbiade scored 23 to lead the Dukes, including 14 of the team’s 22 points in the first half.

The Journal Gazette's Assistant Sports Editor Tony Krausz covers The University of Notre Dame. Krausz, a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a native of St. Louis, has been assistant sports editor since October 2005. Prior to joining the JG, he worked at two papers in Mississippi covering high school and college athletics.

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