Rubylee Wright shoots for two of her 11 points. Wright also registered four rebounds and four assists.
Jan. 22, 2012
WASHINGTON - The No. 19/17 Georgetown University women's basketball squad fell to the No. 17/15 University of Louisville Cardinals (16-4, 5-2 BIG EAST), 64-61, in McDonough Arena on Sunday afternoon. Junior guard Sugar Rodgers (Suffolk, Va./King's Fork) posted 24 points, but it was not enough as the Hoyas tried to rally back from a ten-point deficit, pulling within three.
The Hoyas are now 15-5 overall and 4-3 BIG EAST play.
"This was one of those games that we'll go back and look at and kick ourselves," said Georgetown Head Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy. "Our shooting was what hurt us tonight, we turned them over 25 times and had 18 offensive rebounds, but we can't shoot 33 percent and expect to win."
A layup by senior forward Adria Crawford (Alexandria, Va./Thomas Edison) began the run for the Hoyas with 1:59 remaining in the contest which pulled Georgetown within eight. On the next possession, Rodgers knocked down a three, making the score, 55-61, with less than two minutes on the clock.
A steal by senior guard Rubylee Wright (Latta, S.C./Latta) led to another layup by Crawford as the Hoyas made it a one-possession game. GU battled, but free throws late in the game resulted in a 64-61 Louisville victory.
Georgetown started the second half looking hot. Two 3-baskets from senior forward Tia Magee (Tulsa, Okla./Jenks) and Rodgers, paired with a free throws from Crawford tied the game at 37 with 16:26 to play. A layup by Rodgers then gave the Hoyas their second lead of the game, 39-37.
The Cardinals continued to find a way as they sank a three-pointer to take back the lead. The Blue & Gray answered as Wright swished a trey right back to give the Hoyas the lead, 42-20 just five minutes into the second half.
Georgetown started out strong as spending a majority of the first half trading baskets with the Cardinals. A 3-pointer by Wright, two quick layups from Rodgers and a put back by junior center Sydney Wilson (Silver Spring, Md./St. John's College Prep) put the Hoyas up by four, 9-5, early.
Louisville moved ahead and a three-pointer by Morgan Williams (Dickinson, Texas/Dickinson) tied the game for the Hoyas at 25; however, UofL answered with two quick baskets as the Hoyas went into the half down by four, 29-25.
Georgetown managed to hold Louisville to its lowest first half total of the season with 29.
Rodgers led the way for GU with 24 points, while Wright and Magee both added 11. Magee led on the boards with six. The Hoyas forced 25 turnovers in the contest which had ten lead changes and three ties.
Shoni Schimmel was the leading scorer for the Cardinals with 19, while Becky Burke and Bria Smith tallied 13 and ten points, respectively.
Georgetown will be back in action on Tuesday, January 24 as the team will take on the West Virginia University Mountaineers in Morgantown, W. Va. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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