Hoyas Suffer Heartbreaker to Pirates

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Natalie Butler
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Feb. 12, 2014

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WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball squad (8-17, 2-11 BIG EAST) suffered a heartbreaking 72-71 loss at the hands of the Seton Hall University Pirates (14-9, 5-7 BIG EAST) Wednesday afternoon at McDonough Arena. Despite leading throughout much of the contest, the Blue & Gray couldn't stop late SHU scoring.

Freshman center Natalie Butler (Fairfax Station, Va./Lake Braddock) led the way with a double-double posting 17 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore guard Logan Battle (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) added a career-best 17 points going 7-of-9 from the field.

Georgetown had four players in double figures as senior forward Andrea White (Lancaster, Va./Lancaster) scored 15 points and freshman guard Faith Woodard (Brandon, Fla./Freedom) tallied 10. Georgetown shot 47.4 percent from the field.

"Very often, people may look at Seton Hall's last-second shot that went in and our last-second shot that didn't go in," said Georgetown Head Coach Jim Lewis. "But there are so many other factors throughout the entirety of the game that were significant and to that point, we're much better than anyone knows, ourselves included."

The Hoyas led by seven with 2:59 remaining in the contest, but a foul on a three allowed the Pirates to cut it to four. Senior guard Samisha Powell (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne) connected on a free throw to make it 69-64, but SHU hit layups on three-consecutive possessions as Georgetown went cold.

Woodard put in two with 23 seconds left to make it 71-70, but after a timeout, the Pirates came down and went right into the lane to take the lead back.

 

 

Georgetown had a final look at the basket, but the shot rolled out as time expired making the final 72-71.

The Blue & Gray opened the game on fire taking a quick lead. A pair of free throws allowed SHU to take a one-point lead, 14-13, at the 8:44 mark. However, GU answered with a 14-1 run, including back-to-back 3-pointers from Battle, to gain the 27-15 advantage.

The Pirates cut it to four late in the half, but four points from Butler allowed the Blue & Gray to go into the break leading, 35-27.

Seton Hall quickly took the lead in the second, but the Hoyas continued to battle using an 8-0 run, including four points from Battle, to make it 48-40 with 13:25 left in the contest.

Georgetown led by as much as 13 midway through the half, but it wasn't enough to stop the Pirates who came back to make it a two-possession game and set up the final exciting minutes.

Despite four players in double figures from GU, Seton Hall managed three and outrebounded the Blue & Gray, 40-34.

The game was played earlier in the day after it was rescheduled from an 8 p.m., tip due to inclement weather entering the area.

The Hoyas will be back in action on Saturday as they travel to Butler University for a 2 p.m. tip. Live stats and a webcast will be available through the Bulldogs athletic website.

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