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Notre Dame women too strong for Stanford in regional semifinal
Notre Dame women too strong for Stanford in regional semifinal

Lindsay Allen scored a career-high 28 points to help top-seeded Notre Dame defeat Stanford, 81-60, in the NCAA women's round of 16 on Friday night at Oklahoma City. Jewell Loyd scored 17 of her 21 points in the second half for the Fighting Irish (34-2), who advanced to play Baylor (33-3) on Sunday for a spot in the Final Four. The Fighting Irish beat Baylor, 88-69, in a regional final last year. Bonnie Samuelson scored 17 points, and Erica McCall and Amber Orrange each added 12 for fourth-seeded Stanford (26-10), which made only 35.4% of its shots. It was the first postseason meeting for veteran coaches Tara VanDerveer of Stanford and Muffet McGraw of Notre Dame, and just the...

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