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#10 Notre Dame 107, Cleveland State 65

Nov. 26, 2002

Recap?|? Box Score

* Notre Dame topped the 100-point mark for only the 10th time in school history this evening, and the 107-point outburst equals the fifth-highest single-game scoring total in the 26-year history of the program.

* The 107 points scored by Notre Dame are the most by the Irish since they scored a Joyce Center-record 111 points vs. West Virginia on Jan. 7, 1999 (ND 111, WVU 90). It also was the first 100-point game for the Irish since that West Virginia contest.

* Notre Dame’s 42-point margin of victory was its largest since a 98-49 drubbing of Alcorn State in the first round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament. It also was the largest winning margin in an Irish season opener since a 43-point win over Illinois-Chicago (93-50) to tip off the 1993-94 campaign.

* Notre Dame set a school record with 61 points in the first half, breaking the previous mark for points in a half of 59, set in the second period vs. Marquette on Dec. 21, 1990 (ND 109, Marquette 56).

* The Irish narrowly missed the school record for field goals made (44), which has been done three times, and most recently in the aforementioned Marquette game.

* Notre Dame connected on 60 percent of its shots tonight, the first time the Irish have shot that well from the field since Feb. 27, 2001, when they made 63.5 percent of their field goals (33-52) in a win at Pittsburgh.

* The Irish had five players score in double figures tonight for the first time since their NCAA Final Four win over Connecticut in 2001. That night, all five Notre Dame starters (Ericka Haney, Kelley Siemon, Ruth Riley, Alicia Ratay and Niele Ivey) scored in double figures, pacing the Irish to a 90-75 win.

* Notre Dame forced 31 Cleveland State turnovers, the most by an Irish opponent since USC had 27 giveaways on Dec. 9, 2001.

* Sophomore forward Katy Flecky (Lone Tree, Colo.) set new career highs with 22 points, eight field goals made, 14 field goal attempts and three steals.

* Sophomore forward Jacqueline Batteast (South Bend, Ind.) dished out a career-high seven assists and almost became the first Irish player to record a triple-double since Sara Liebscher turned the trick vs. Detroit on Feb. 15, 1990 (17 pts., 12 reb., 10 asst.).

* Sophomore center Teresa Borton (Yakima, Wash.) made her first six shots from the floor and finished with 18 points on 9-of-13 shooting. Including Notre Dame’s two exhibition games, Borton has posted a sparkling .758 (25-33) field goal percentage.

* Junior guard Le’Tania Severe (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) made 5-of-7 shots tonight, including all three of her three-point attempts. Last season, Severe was 4-of-11 from beyond the arc ALL SEASON.

* Freshman forward Courtney LaVere (Ventura, Calif.) tossed in 18 points in her college debut, the most points by an Irish rookie in her first game since Alicia Ratay also scored 18 points at Toledo on Nov. 20, 1999.

* Senior walk-on guard Karen Swanson (Westlake, Ohio) tied her career high with five points, hitting both of her shots, including a three-pointer. She also scored five points vs. Rice in 2000 and Army in 2001.

* Tonight’s crowd of 6,402 was the third-largest ever to witness a Cleveland State basketball game (home or away).