Shepard and Turner making No. 1 Notre Dame fast break go

(AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Boston College found out quickly what it is like to deal with No. 1 Notre Dame's Brianna Turner and Jessica Shepard.

On the opening tip, the 6-foot-3 Turner batted the ball to the 6-foot-4 Shepard, who turned, dribbled a few times and scored an easy layup. A little more than a minute later, Shepard returned the favor, her pass finding the quick-cutting Turner for another easy bucket against the Eagles, who became the 11th straight team to lose to the defending NCAA champions.

"They score points in a hurry," Boston College coach Joanna Bernabei-McNamee said.

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