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Notre Dame 73, W. Virginia 55

February 27, 1996

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) _ Katryna Gaither scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Monday to lead No. 23 Notre Dame to a 73-55 win over West Virginia in the Big East Conference.

Notre Dame (20-6, 15-3) went up 16-6 after a 10-0 run early in the first half and never trailed again. The Irish outshot West Virginia (12-14, 7-11) 60.4 percent to 30.2 percent and outrebounded the Mountaineers 43-27.

Notre Dame was far from perfect, however. The Irish turned the ball over 31 times, but forced WVU into 21 turnovers to help offset their sloppiness.

Beth Morgan added 19 points for Notre Dame and Mollie Peirick had eight assists.

Lisa Szymczak had 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Mountaineers, while Lisa Ammons added 10 points.

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