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Olivia Miles fourth player ejected in testy Notre Dame win

Notre Dame guard Olivia Miles scored 21 points before her ejection in the third quarter. (John Mersits/USA TODAY NETWORK)

Tempers boiled over during Notre Dame’s 92-58 win Wednesday against Northwestern in women’s college basketball.

While the Irish led the entire game, the Wildcats kept the score close through much of the first half on their home court in Evanston, Illinois.

By the final minutes of the half, though, Notre Dame had built a double-digit lead, and a tie-up between Irish forward Natalija Marshall and Wildcats forward Paige Mott became heated.

Marshall and Mott both received technicals, as did Notre Dame guard Olivia Miles, who stepped into the fray, Bally Sports’ Maggie Hendricks reported. Three Northwestern players were ejected for coming off the bench during the sequence, including Caileigh Walsh, who led the Wildcats with seven points at the time.

Late in the third quarter, Miles received her second technical and was ejected from the game herself after a verbal sparring match with Northwestern guard Hailey Weaver, Hendricks reported.

Still, even though she was ejected before the final frame, Miles finished second in scoring in the game with 21 points. She also added six rebounds and two assists.

No Northwestern player finished in the double digits in points scored.