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Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd picked up a double-double Saturday with 20 points and 12 rebounds.
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Junior leads Irish reserves

– Notre Dame women’s coach Muffet McGraw never knows exactly who among her supporting cast will step up from game to game.

But someone inevitably does, and in Saturday’s 89-72 Sweet 16 blowout of Oklahoma State, it was junior guard Madison Cable.

Cable chipped in eight points in 16 minutes off the bench on a day the rest of the reserves struggled.

“Madison gave us some good minutes,” McGraw said.

The 5-foot-11 Cable, who had blocked four shots all season, swatted two, proving her the day’s best memory.

“I like to block shots,” Cable said. “Sometimes I don’t get to them or I don’t get the opportunity. I was happy I had the chance today.”

Cable barely needed to jump for her first rejection, which came midway through the first half, but soared for her powerful block on Roshunda Johnson with 10:36 left in the game.

“I had a chance to time it and run at it,” Cable said. “Luckily, I got it. I was fired up.”

Fans roared as the replay was shown on the video board.

Less than two minutes later, Cable scored on a backdoor layup, with Kayla McBride throwing the pass.

“We kind of just looked at each other and knew,” Cable said. “Great pass. Anytime I can help the team and get the bench going, I’m glad.”

Double trouble

Jewell Loyd’s 20-point, 12-rebound performance marked her sixth career double-double.

All of those consist of points and rebounds, making the double-doubles especially impressive for a sophomore shooting guard.

“We’re never surprised,” McGraw said. “She’s such a good rebounder, we think she can do that everyday.”

Flair to share

Among Notre Dame forward Natalie Achonwa’s six assists was a behind-the-back dish to Cable in the lane. Achonwa, known primarily for scoring and rebounding, showed off all her skills.

“Where she’s most dangerous is as a passer,” Oklahoma State coach Jim Littell said. “If you turn your head, she’s going to zip one right by your ear.”

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