Jan. 12, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball squad dropped an 86-56 decision to the Syracuse University Orange (14-1, 2-0 BIG EAST) Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome. A tough second half allowed Syracuse to pull away dropping Georgetown to 10-6 overall and 1-2 in BIG EAST Conference play.
"We didn't play well today, plain and simple," said Georgetown Head Coach Keith Brown. "In the BIG EAST you play good teams every night, so our focus now is looking ahead to a busy week with two games on the schedule."
The Hoyas opened the scoring looking down low for the easy bucket building a five-point lead. The Orange came back, and the Blue & Gray had a four-minute scoring drought as the lead went back and forth early on.
Midway through the half, neither squad was finding the bottom of the net as defense and fouls ruled the half.
An 8-0 run gave Cuse the six-point lead, 23-17, but senior shooting guard Sugar Rodgers (Suffolk, Va./King's Fork) hit a jumper to stop it.
Down the stretch, Rodgers hit a trey with a minute to play to give Georgetown the 30-29 lead, but the Orange answered with a 3-pointer of their own as well as two free throws to lead at the break, 34-30.
Georgetown started cold in the second as the Orange opened the half with a 12-2 run. Things continued to be difficult for the Hoyas as back-to-back 3-pointers made it a large deficit to overcome.
The Blue & Gray struggled to score with a four-minute drought and had an uphill battle the remainder of the game as Syracuse continued to hit 3-pointers.
The Hoyas battled, but were never able to find the answer eventually falling, 86-56.
Rodgers led Georgetown with 17 points and nine rebounds, while sophomore guard Jasmine Jackson (Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge) added 11 points.
The Hoyas were outrebounded, 54-38, and shot 30.6 percent from the field.
Syracuse had four players in double figures and forced 23 GU turnovers in the contest.
The Hoyas will be back in action on Tuesday evening at the No. 2/3 University of Notre Dame for a 7 p.m., BIG EAST Conference matchup. The game will be televised live on the CBS Sports Network. Live stats will also be available at www.GUHoyas.com.