Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
If the Fighting Irish thought, they have a fighting chance to knock off Maryland in a rematch today in the Sweet 16, that was all but dashed after halftime.
Today it wasn’t Diamond Miller who was the hero it was a second half push from Shyanne Sellers leading to her 18 points that pushed the Terps over the edge in a 76-59 victory to face undefeated South Carolina on Monday night for a chance to move on to the Final Four in Dallas.
“It’s just exciting. I mean, obviously it’s fun to be a part of, but just doing it with a great coaching staff and great teammates is always the best part. So I’m just really appreciative,” said sophomore guard Sellers.
“Notre Dame kind of settled in and had their way with us in that second quarter,” said Terps Head Coach Brenda Frese.
Frese also found a way to get Notre Dame in foul trouble late in the game and also forced quite a few turnovers that led to easy Maryland baskets in the fourth quarter.
After the game Notre Dame Head Coach Niele Ivey said the Terps found a way to force them off their game and they then had to go with a rogue style of offense to try and make anything happen.
“I just felt like they were confident and aggressive and they got really good looks, and they nailed every shot that they took,” said Ivey.
Sonia Citron led the Fighting Irish with 14 points, their only double-figure scorer.