Notre Dame routs Utah State

By The Sports Network
December 8, 2012 - 3:03pm

South Bend, IN (Sports Network) - Natalie Achonwa scored 23 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, as fifth-ranked Notre Dame ran past Utah State, 109-70, Saturday afternoon.

Ariel Braker and Jewell Loyd both added 15 points for the Fighting Irish, while Markisha Wright ended with 14 points and 11 boards for Notre Dame (6-1), which bounced back from a 73-61 defeat to No. 3 Baylor on Wednesday in a rematch of last season's national championship game.

Skylar Diggins tallied 12 points and 10 assists, for the Irish, but guard Kayla McBride departed in the first half wi