Novosel leads No. 18 Notre Dame over Butler

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP)—Natalie Novosel scored 20 points to lead five players in double figures, and No. 18 Notre Dame beat Butler 85-54 on Sunday in the WBAC Tournament.

Novosel, the tournament MVP, scored the first five points of the second half for Notre Dame (5-2), opening up a 20-point lead with a breakaway layup and 3-pointer from the corner.

Brittany Mallory hit 3s on consecutive possessions later in the half, and Kayla McBride made a slashing reverse layup with 12:36 remaining to give the Irish a 24-point lead.

Brittany Bowen and Terra Burns scored 14 each for Butler (3-3), while Chloe Hamilton had 11.

Kayla McBride, Devereaux Peters and Skylar Diggins all had 11 points for Notre Dame, and Becca Bruszewski finished with 10.

Updated Sunday, Nov 28, 2010

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