Purdue's Sharika Webb, right, and Megan Duffy scramble for a loose ball during the second half. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

No. 10 Notre Dame Suffers First Loss of Season to No. 24 Purdue, 65-54

Dec. 7, 2005

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – Reserve Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton scored 14 points and Katie Gearlds added 13 to help No. 24 Purdue hand No. 10 Notre Dame its first loss of the season, 65-54 on Wednesday night.

The Irish (6-1) were playing their third game without ill coach Muffet McGraw.

The Boilermakers (5-2) held Notre Dame guard Megan Duffy to 12 points, six below her average. She didn’t make a field goal for the first 19 minutes of the game as Purdue took a 39-22 halftime lead. The Boilermakers shot 48 percent from the field in the first half while holding the Irish to 29 percent shooting.

The Boilermakers led by as many as 21 points in the second half.

Aya Traore scored 11 points and Erin Lawless had 11 points and 12 rebounds for Purdue, which outrebounded the Irish 47-34.

Courtney LaVere scored 10 points for Notre Dame and Crystal Erwin finished with seven points and 11 rebounds.