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Jewell Loyd scores 20 points to lead No. 3 Notre Dame to 88-53 win over Chattanooga

  • Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd reacts to a basket by a teammate during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Chattanooga, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in South Bend, Ind. Loyd lead all scorers with 20 points. At right is forward Brianna Turner. Notre Dame won 88-53. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

    Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd reacts to a basket by a teammate during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Chattanooga, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in South Bend, Ind. Loyd lead all scorers with 20 points. At right is forward Brianna Turner. Notre Dame won 88-53. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)  (The Associated Press)

  • Notre Dame guard Mychal Johnson, left, drives the lane past Chattanooga guard Alicia Payne during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame won 88-53. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

    Notre Dame guard Mychal Johnson, left, drives the lane past Chattanooga guard Alicia Payne during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame won 88-53. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)  (The Associated Press)

  • Notre Dame guard Mychal Johnson shoots during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Chattanooga, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame won 88-53/  (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

    Notre Dame guard Mychal Johnson shoots during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Chattanooga, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame won 88-53/ (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)  (The Associated Press)

Jewell Loyd scored 20 points to lead No. 3 Notre Dame to an 88-53 win over Chattanooga.

The Mocs (2-2) played the Irish close early, leading 16-13 with 11:50 to play in the first half. Chelsey Shumpert led Chattanooga with 12 points, including nine points in the first half.

The Irish (3-0) went on a 19-2 run over a 6:36 span, pushing the lead to 35-18, prompting another timeout from Chattanooga coach Jim Foster. During the run, the Irish scored most of those points under the basket, with six points coming from Taya Reimer.

Notre Dame led 46-21 at the half.

The Irish picked up where they left off, using a 15-9 run in the first 5:41 of the second half.