Big first half carries No. 4 Irish past Penn State

By The Sports Network
December 5, 2013 - 12:03am

University Park, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Natalie Achonwa posted 21 points and
10 rebounds and No. 4 Notre Dame put together a huge first-half run en route
to a 77-67 win over 10th-ranked Penn State in a key non-conference women's
basketball clash.

Jewell Loyd added 17 points and eight boards for the Fighting Irish (7-0), which outscored the Lady Lions by a 21-4 margin over a stretch of six-plus minutes to turn a 2-point deficit into a 36-21 lead with 5:13 remaining in the opening half. Tay