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Nov. 23, 2015 Issue

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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL BY LOU SOMOGYI R eplacing All-American guard Jewell Loyd's 19.8 points per game from last year — the highest scoring average by a Notre Dame player since Katryna Gaither set the school record of 20.4 during the 1996-97 Final Four cam- paign — will be done by committee. A decent portion of it might be from the two newest members added to the committee: freshman reserve guards Marina Mabrey and Arike Ogun- bowale. In the lone exhibition contest prior to the Nov. 15 season opener against Bucknell, the rookie tandem displayed a versatile skill set on offense during a 101-52 victory versus Wayne State Nov. 7. Mabrey paced the team in scor- ing with 22 points, 20 of which came in the second half, while converting 7 of 9 shots from the field, 1 of 2 three- pointers and 7 of 8 from the free throw line. Older sister and captain Michaela Mabrey is primarily a three-point spe- cialist, whereas the younger sibling is more apt to drive to the bucket, with either hand, or pull up for the mid- range jumper. "When the ball is on the other side of the court I like to move around a lot," the younger Mabrey said. "It leads to openings for me … I think I need to work on being the point and know- ing where everyone else needs to be. I know where I am supposed to be, but I need to work on knowing where every- one else needs to be." Meanwhile, Ogunbowale and se- Freshman Guards Supply Instant Offense Rookies Arike Ogunbowale (No. 2) and Marina Mabrey (No. 3) combined for 36 points in Notre Dame's 101‑52 exhibition win over Wayne State Nov. 7. PHOTO BY JOE RAYMOND

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