Feb. 8, 2012
WASHINGTON - The No. 14/13 Georgetown University women's basketball team led wire-to-wire downing the Seton Hall University Pirates (7-18, 0-11 BIG EAST), 56-51, on Wednesday evening at McDonough Arena. With 23 points and 11 rebounds, junior guard Sugar Rodgers (Suffolk, Va./King's Fork) posted her first double-double of the season and the fifth of her career.
With the win, the Hoyas improve to 19-5 overall, 8-3 BIG EAST.
"At this point in the year, you do have the tendency to focus on what other teams are doing and that's not what we're focused on since we have done that in the past," said Georgetown Head Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy. "We take it one game at a time and tonight was just a bad game."
The Blue & Gray scored first and held the lead for the remainder of the contest. In the first half, Georgetown led by as much as 16 going ahead, 31-15, with three minutes remaining in the half. GU went into the break leading, 31-19.
After hot shooting in the first half, the Hoyas cooled off in the second but managed to maintain a comfortable lead. Georgetown went ahead by 16, 50-34, with 5:10 left in the contest.
Late in the game, Seton Hall battled back coming within six in the final three minutes. However, the Blue & Gray managed to hold on for the 56-51 victory.
Rodgers led the way with 23 points and 11 boards, while junior center Sydney Wilson (Silver Spring, Md./St. John's College Prep) added nine points and nine rebounds. Rodgers also managed four assists to lead the team.
Georgetown outrebounded Seton Hall, 36-33, and shot 38 percent for the game including a 46. 2 percent performance from the field in the first half.
Jasmine Crew led the way for Seton Hall with 20 points, Tajay Ashmeade posted a team-best eight boards.
"I watched a lot of tape on Seton Hall and I never thought they were a 0-10 team," said Williams-Flournoy. "They have some really good guards, they play extremely hard and as long as you let them stay in the game, the better they got."
Georgetown will be back in action on Saturday, February 11 as the team hits the road to take on the No. 3/3 University of Connecticut Huskies at Gampel Pavilion. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.
The game will be broadcast on regional sports networks including MASN and SNY as part of the BIG EAST package with Bob Picozzi and LaChina Robinson on the call.
Live stats will also be available at www.GUHoyas.com.