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Notre Dame women beat DePaul 69-54 in Big East

By Pat Eaton-robb

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, March 4 2012 2:41 p.m. MST

Notre Dame's Kayla McBride, right, dribbles behind her back, keeping the ball from DePaul's Brittany Hrynko during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big East women's tournament in Hartford, Conn., Sunday, March 4, 2012.

Jessica Hill, Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. — Devereaux Peters had 16 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks to lead No. 3 Notre Dame to a 69-54 win over DePaul in the Big East quarterfinals Sunday.

Natalie Novosel also had 16 points and Kayla McBride added 14 for the Irish (29-2) who are coming off the program's first outright regular-season conference championship.

Katherine Harry had 10 of her 14 points in the first half for eighth-seeded DePaul (22-10).

Notre Dame will face West Virginia in Monday's semifinal. The Mountaineers beat No. 12 Georgetown 39-32 in Sunday's first quarterfinal.

West Virginia handed the Irish their only conference loss this season, 65-63 in Morgantown on Feb 18.

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