November 23, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
Notre Dame32213126110
Stats at a GlanceNDVALPO
FG Percentage.614 (43-70) .327 (17-52)
3P FG Percentage.400 (4-10) .320 (8-25)
FT Percentage.476 (20-42) .632 (12-19)
Offensive Rebounds157
Defensive Rebounds3120
Total Rebounds4627
Bench Points6418
PointsMarina Mabrey - 18
ReboundsArike Ogunbowale - 8
AssistsMarina Mabrey - 10
StealsMarina Mabrey - 12
BlocksBrianna Turner - 5
Crusader Women Unable to Keep Up with Irish
Monday, November 23, 2015
Crusader Women Unable to Keep Up with Irish
The Crusader women fell to Notre Dame Monday night at the ARC. (Avery Davis)

Valpo's freshman class combined for 24 points, nine rebounds, and four steals, but Notre Dame newcomer Marina Mabrey single-handedly led the #3 Irish to a 110-54 victory Monday evening at the ARC.

The Crusaders had a rough go of it versus a hyperactive Irish defense. Notre Dame accumulated 19 steals on the evening, 12 of which came via the freshman Mabrey. Freshman Amber Lindfors (Elk Grove Village, Ill./Elk Grove Village) converted on a first-quarter layup to make it 6-4 tilt just two minutes in. However, Mabrey and Brianna Turner spearheaded a 16-0 Irish run to pull away early.

Lindfors, Hannah Schaub (Brooklyn Park, Minn./Park Center), and Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich./McBain) each had five points at the break, but the Brown and Gold were behind 53-18 at that point.

After being stymied to a 17.9% (5-for-28) field goal percentage in the first half, the Crusaders made some nice adjustments and shot 12-for-24 (50%) in the latter quarters. Hamlet posted five second-half points to finish in double figures with ten points. She was a perfect 4-for-4 from the foul line.

Sophomore Jasmyn Walker (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores) tallied nine points (3-7 FG) and four boards while classmate Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/George Washington) was 2 of 4 (1-2 3FG) as she scored all five of her points after the halftime buzzer. Lindfors carved out a seven-point, six-rebound night. 

Notre Dame notched 25 assists on 43 field goals while enjoying a 46-27 rebounding margin. ND's lone blemish was a 20-for-42 night from the charity stripe. Mabrey ended the evening with 18 points, 12 steals, and 10 assists to achieve just the fifth triple-double in school history. 

Notre Dame (4-0)'s perfect record remains intact as they head to the Bahamas to face Denver in the Junkanoo Jam.

Valpo (0-2) will have a few days to prepare for its Thanksgiving tournament. The Crusaders will fly west to take part in the USD-Courtyard San Diego Central Classic beginning Friday at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. Tipoff versus the host Toreros (3-0) is slated for 6:00 pm CT/4:00 pm PT from the "Slim Gym." Links to the audio and live stats will be available at