Jan. 29, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball squad battled back from a deficit and managed to hold on for the 54-52 victory over the University of Cincinnati Bearcats (8-12, 0-7 BIG EAST) Tuesday evening at McDonough Arena. Georgetown staged a late comeback to improve to 13-8 overall and 4-4 in BIG EAST Conference play.
The Hoyas held the Bearcats scoreless for the opening five minutes, but were only able to build a 6-0 advantage thanks to a pair buckets from senior center Sydney Wilson (Silver Spring, Md./St. John's College Prep). As Cincinnati began to heat up from beyond the arc, Georgetown used stifling defense to battle back.
Georgetown went ahead by as much as five, 15-10, at the 9:06 mark but the Bearcats had an answer to take the lead on a 3-pointer from Alyesha Lovett.
Cincinnati tried to come back late in the half, but a pair of late free throws by Rodgers made it 29-24 at the break.
The Bearcats came out firing in the second half to stage a 10-0 run to open the half and take a 34-29 lead four minutes in.
Rodgers and Wilson combined to stop the run as Georgetown answered with a 4-0 rally of its own to pull within one.
From that point on it was a battle as the hot-shooting Bearcats seemed to hit everything from beyond the arc.
The advantage went back and forth, but the Hoyas gained momentum on back-to-back 3-pointers from Horne taking a 43-41 lead with 9:48 remaining in the contest.
Kayla Cook answered for Cincinnati with a three of her own, but a layup from Wilson once again put the Hoyas ahead.
From that point on, the Bearcats managed to tie it but never found a way as the Georgetown defense tightened up down the stretch. At 6:41, a jumper from Dayeesha Hollins tied it, but junior forward Andrea White (Lancaster, Va./Lancaster) came back with a layup and Rodgers added one more.
A pair of Rodgers free throws at 3:24 made it 54-50 as defense proved to be the key. Cincinnati cut it to two, but a crucial rebound by senior forward Vanessa Moore (Hackettstown, N.J./Pope John XXIII) in the final minute sealed the 54-52 victory.
Rodgers led all scorers with 17 points, while Horne added 15 and both White and Wilson posted 10. Wilson managed a team-best seven rebounds and White had five assists in the contest, while Rodgers tallied five steals.
Georgetown outrebounded Cincinnati, 35-32, and forced 17 Bearcat turnovers. The Hoyas shot 36.1 percent for the game.
Lovett led the way for Cincinnati with 17 points. The Bearcats shot 44.4 percent for the game and 39.1 percent from 3-point range.
The lead changed eight times with four ties.
The Hoyas will be back in action on Saturday with a two-game BIG EAST Conference road swing. Georgetown will travel to the University of Louisville for a 2 p.m. matchup against the No. 12/12 Cardinals. Live stats and a webcast will be available through Louisville's athletic website.
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