No. 2 Notre Dame women beat Orange 74-55

JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Write Published:

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Devereaux Peters had a season-high 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, Kayla McBride added 19 points and No. 2 Notre Dame beat Syracuse 74-55 on Tuesday night.

It was the 21st straight win for Notre Dame (24-1, 11-0 Big East) and improved its road record to 12-1 against Syracuse (15-10, 4-7), which lost at home by 41 points to No. 3 Connecticut two weeks ago.

Skylar Diggins, the Irish's leading scorer, finished with 11 points, all in the second half. She scored five straight points to get the Irish going after the Orange had pulled within 49-39 on a 3-pointer by Rachel Coffey and two free throws by Shakeya Leary midway through the half.

Brittany Mallory had seven points in the 137th game of her Notre Dame career, a school record. Former star Becca Bruszewski played in 136 games from 2007-11.

Iasia Hemingway had 15 points and Kayla Alexander added 11 for Syracuse.