The Notre Dame Fighting Irish women's basketball team has hit a bit of a rough patch of late. However, this weekend they showed the fight that has made them one of the favorites to win the ACC all season long.
Hannah Hidalgo and company went out and beat a Miami Hurricanes team that is pretty darn good in its own right.
Miami entered the game with one of the best scoring defenses in the game (57.1) but Niele Ivey's squad was able to score 70 against them. And while the 70-59 final score didn't exactly look like a blowout, the team had a pretty comfortable lead from beginning to end.
“We knew it was going to be a battle for 40 minutes with the way that Miami pressures, so the fact that we came out and took care of business, I was really happy," Ivey said after the game.
The star of the game should come as no surprise. Hannah Hidalgo was outstanding again, posting 25 points, 7 rebounds and 7 steals. The freshman sensation now has 13 games this season with at least 20 points, tying Irish Ring of Honor member Beth Morgan Cunningham for the freshman record.
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