Notre Dame's Allen, Turner, Cable lead All-ACC honors

Tribune Staff report
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Second-ranked Notre Dame placed three players on the All-Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball team, the conference announced Tuesday.

Madison Cable, Lindsay Allen and Brianna Turner represent the Irish (28-1) on the 10-player first team by a panel of media members and school representatives.

The Notre Dame trio were joined by Myisha Hines-Allen and Mariya Moore of Louisville plus Duke's Azura Stevens, Florida State's Shakayla Thomas, Georgia Tech's Aaliyah Whiteside, Miami's Adrienne Motley and Syracuse's Alexis Peterson.

In conference games, Cable ranked fourth in the ACC in free-throw percentage (.850), seventh in 3-point percentage (.385), 15th in field-goal percentage (.472) and 23rd in scoring (12.2 ppg.).

Allen, a final candidate for the Nancy Lieberman Award as the country’s top point guard, leads the ACC in assists (5.7 apg. – also 22nd in nation) and assist/turnover ratio (2.41 – also 20th in nation) while averaging 8.9 points per game. She is third in the league with a .549 field-goal percentage.

Despite missing six games with a shoulder injury early in the season, Turner leads the conference in field-goal percentage (.618 – also fifth in nation) and blocked shots (3.1 bpg. – also 13th in nation), while ranking 12th in scoring (14.3 ppg.) and 13th in rebounding (7.0 rpg.) with two double-doubles.

In addition, Notre Dame placed two of its guards — Marina Mabrey and Arike Ogunbowale — on the 2015-16 ACC All-Freshman Team that was also announced Tuesday.

The ACC will announce its individual award winners Wednesday.

Notre Dame guard Lindsay Allen (15) was one of three Irish women's basketball players named Tuesday to the All-ACC first team. (Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)