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  • South Carolina's Alexis Jennings (35) covers Notre Dame's Jessica Shepard (23) during the half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Gulf Coast Showcase basketball tournament championship finals Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Estero, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Sunday, November 26, 2017 10:10 pm

No. 6 Notre Dame women beat No. 3 South Carolina 92-85

Associated Press


ESTERO, Fla. – Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points, Jackie Young added 22 and No. 6 Notre Dame beat No. 3 South Carolina 92-85 on Sunday night to take the Gulf Coast Showcase championship and snap the defending national champion Gamecocks' 17-game winning streak.

Marina Mabrey scored 12 points and Jessica Shepard had 10 for the Irish (6-0), They trailed by 12 points early in the second quarter and then went on a 37-12 run over the next 14 minutes.

A'ja Wilson had a career-best 34 points for South Carolina (6-1), which hadn't lost since Feb. 19. Alexis Jennings and Doniyah Cliney each scored 12 points for the Gamecocks.

Notre Dame — which trailed 8-0 and 30-18 early — made seven consecutive shots in the second quarter to get back into the game, then had another 7-for-7 stretch early in the fourth.