Diggins leads Notre Dame past Hartford 98-43



SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Skylar Diggins and Natalie Novosel each scored 22 points to help No. 2 Notre Dame rout Hartford 98-43 on Thursday night in the semifinals of the preseason WNIT.

Brittany Mallory added 12 points for the Irish (3-0), who could face No. 1 Baylor on Sunday in the finals of the tournament if the Lady Bears knock off No. 22 UCLA later Thursday night.

Hartford (2-1) had no answer for Notre Dame on either side of the court. The Hawks committed 30 turnovers and only shot 39.5 percent from the field. Daphne Elliott led the way for the Hawks with nine points and three assists.