Notre Dame delivered on a promise through Trainer Muffet McGraw that it might glance other with out the injured Brianna Turner. The Irish shifted from lobbing the ball within to Turner, their megastar ahead, to throwing up perimeter pictures with luck.
The tactic for sure suited the sophomore guard Arike Ogunbowale, who thrived from in all places the courtroom Friday to lend a hand the top-seeded Irish handle their dominance in a 99-76 win over Ohio State within the spherical of 16 on the girls’s N.C.A.A. event.
Ogunbowale scored a career-high 32 issues in Lexington, Ky., because the Irish meshed hustle, crisp passing and a go-for-broke capturing means from outdoor to make up for the peak downside created through Turner’s damage. The Irish made 12 Three-pointers on a season-high 24 makes an attempt.
“It’s obvious that we don’t have Bri within the paint, so it’s spaced out a bit bit extra,” mentioned Ogunbowale, who made 4 Three-pointers. “Trainer advised us to shoot our shot and be assured in what we have been seeking to do, and that’s what we did.”
Enjoying 5 days after shedding Turner to a season-ending left knee damage, the Irish posted their third-highest scoring output of the season. They’re going to face second-seeded Stanford in Sunday’s regional ultimate.
The freshman ahead Erin Boley, who began in Turner’s position, added 14 issues and a career-high nine rebounds. Marina Mabrey had 14…