Aminata Diop's turnaround jumper with 18 seconds left propelled the Hoyas to a 57-56 win over visiting Seton Hall on Tuesday. GU has now won two straight home games over SHU.
Jan. 22, 2008
Washington, D.C. - Senior center Aminata Diop's turnaround jumper from the left wing with 18 seconds to go lifted the Georgetown University women's basketball team to a 57-56 BIG EAST Conference victory over visiting Seton Hall on Tuesday Night. The Hoyas snapped a four-game slide and improved to 11-7 overall, 1-4 in league play.
Junior guard Brina Pollack (Marlboro, N.J./Marlboro) tallied a game-high 13 points, notching double figures for the first time in five game while sophomore Jaleesa Butler (St. Louis, Mo./Alton [Ill.]) and sophomore Shanice Fuller (Chesapeake, Va./Indian River) netted 11 points, respectively.
The competitive contest saw nine lead changes, eight in the second half.
Seton Hall erased an 11-point second half deficit and took their first lead, 48-47 with 9:01 remaining on a jumper by Ebonie Williams. The game went back and fourth for the next five minutes before the Pirates took a 56-53 after Amber Harris hit the second of two free throws with 2:35 to go.
Pollack hit a driving layup in traffic with 1:07 to go as the Hoyas clawed to within 56-55.
On the next Seton Hall possession, Fuller stepped in front of an entry pass to give GU the ball with 41 seconds to go with a chance for the go-ahead bucket.
Georgetown worked the ball to left wing where freshman Monica McNutt (Sutiland,Md./Academy of the Holy Cross) tossed an entry pass to Diop. Diop backed down her defender, faked left and spun back to the right and banked the game's final basket off the glass for a 57-56 Hoya edge with 18 seconds to go.
The Pirates called a 30-second timeout and inbounded the ball from right in front of their bench.
The Pirates worked the ball into traffic near the right elbow where Georgetown's Kenya Kirkland (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grand Street Campus) was able to knock the ball loose. McNutt got on the floor and took possession before throwing an outlet pass to a streaking Fuller who dribbled around to wind down the final seconds.
"During the final timeout, we talked about playing man-to-man defense," said Georgetown head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy. We put in Kenya (Kirkland), who is our defensive stopper. We didn't want to give up an easy jumper.
"It was a total team effort tonight," Flournoy added. "The girls went in and performed their roles. Monica (McNutt) gave us a great effort off the bench (8 pts, 6 rebs, 21 min)"
Georgetown improved to 11-2 when shooting for a better field goal than their opponent. GU made 46 percent of it shots while Seton Hall connected on 36 percent.
The Hoyas held a 37-28 halftime lead, their biggest lead at the break vs. a BIG EAST foe. Georgetown started 9-11 from the floor and was ahead 22-14 with 11:40 to go in the half after Pollack converted on an old-fashioned three-point play.
All five of the Hoyas starters tallied a field goal in the game's opening 13 minutes. Two Butler free throws gave GU their largest lead 33-23 at the 4:17 mark.
The Blue and Gray finished the first half connecting on 59 percent of its field goals (13-22) while Seton Hall knocked down 34 percent of its shots, including 2-10 from long range.
Fuller had all 11 points in the first half, matching her season-high in just 20 minutes.
Harris and Nicole Emery finished the contest with 10 points apiece for the Pirates.
Georgetown concludes a three-game homestand and hits the road to Morgantown for a meeting with the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, January 26. Tip-off is now scheduled for 2 p.m. The game was originally set for 4 p.m.
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