Villa Maria graduate Kayla McBride had 13 points, five rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes of action as the Notre Dame women’s basketball team claimed its 30th win with an 85-57 victory over Florida State Friday in the ACC quarterfinals in Greensboro, N.C.
The Fighting Irish (30-0), seeded No. 1 in the tourney and ranked No. 2 nationally, will take on No. 4 seed North Carolina State today at 5 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum. The game will be televised live on ESPNU.
• The Duquesne women’s basketball team fell short in its bid to claim the Atlantic 10′s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament when the Dukes lost to Fordham 45-41 in the A-10 quarterfinals Friday.
Girard graduate Raegan Moore scored three points on 1-of-5 shooting as the Dukes shot just 30.8 percent (16-of-52) from the field.
Moore, a senior guard, will wait to hear if her career will be extended at least one more game. Duquesne (19-12) will not make the NCAA Tournament, but the Dukes hope to get an invitation to the WNIT.
• Villa grad Cara Wyant will play at least one more game in her career at Haverford. The Fords rallied for a 53-48 victory over Rhode Island College in the NCAA Division III Tournament on Friday night in Ithaca, N.Y.
It was the first-ever NCAA tourney win for the Fords, who improved to 24-3.
Wyant, a 6-foot 1-inch forward, had one point in 19 minutes of playing time. She helped Haverford win the Centennial Conference regular-season and tournament titles to earn their first NCAA berth.
Haverford will meet Ithaca (24-4) in the second round today at 7 p.m. in Ithaca.
• Girard grad Erin Allen also will advance to the second round of the D-III tournament with her team. Baldwin Wallace beat Lebanon Valley (Pa.) 66-48 in a first-round game Friday in York, Pa.
Allen, a sophomore guard, played eight minutes Friday but did not score.
Baldwin Wallace (21-6) will play host York today at 5:30 p.m. in the second round. York (26-2) beat La Roche 76-54 Friday.
– Jeff Kirik, sports editor