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CMU women come up short against No. 5 Notre Dame

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Skylar Diggins scored 17 of her 25 points in the first half, and No. 5 Notre Dame pulled away late in a 72-63 victory over Central Michigan on Thursday night.

Ariel Braker added 10 points and eight rebounds to help the Fighting Irish (5-0) close November undefeated for the first time since the 2009-10 season.

Jessica Green scored 19 points for Central Michigan (2-3).

In the program's first home game against a top-5 team, the Chippewas played like they belonged. The teams exchanged leads nine times in the first half before Notre Dame took a 40-39 lead at the break.

Notre Dame opened the second half on a 7-0 run but Central Michigan pulled within one with under 12 minutes to play. The Fighting Irish didn't truly pull away until Diggins hit a free throw for a 70-60 lead with 45 seconds to play.

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