NEW YORK (AP) – Jacqueline Batteast had 24 points and 11 rebounds as No. 21 Notre Dame beat St. John’s 71-42 Tuesday night to improve its all-time record against the Red Storm to 12-0.
In addition to her fifth double-double of the season, Batteast also had five steals for the Fighting Irish (10-4, 2-1 BIG EAST).
Teresa Borton, who was 8-for-11 from field, and Courtney LaVere each had 19 points for Notre Dame, which had a 45-29 rebound advantage and was 19-for-20 from the free throw line.
Junior Shemika Stevens had a career-high 17 points for the Red Storm (6-9, 0-4), who lost their fourth straight.
Creasie Fowler’s free throw with 8:08 left in the first half brought St. John’s within 20-18. Batteast then scored the first six points of Notre Dame’s 22-1 run that gave the Fighting Irish a 42-19 halftime lead.
Patrycja Gulak made a free throw for St. John’s lone point in the run before LaVere scored eight of the next 16 points.
A three-point play by LaVere with 8:02 to play gave Notre Dame its biggest lead, 62-29.