Georgetown Falls in BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinal

GUHOYAS.COM Samisha Powell (23) dribbles the ball. (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)
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Samisha Powell (23) dribbles the ball. (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)
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March 09, 2014

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ROSEMONT, Ill. - The eighth-seeded Georgetown University women's basketball squad fell to the top-seeded DePaul University Blue Demons (25-6), 78-54, in the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Tournament Sunday evening at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. The Hoyas led in the first, but couldn't hold on against the No. 25/25 Blue Demons finishing the season with a mark of 11-21.

"We really fought; we weren't as successful in not only the outcome, but in what we were trying to accomplish, which was to minimize their pressure," said Georgetown Head Coach Jim Lewis. "DePaul is a very good defensive team, and I think a lot of people look at their high scoring average, and there's a means to which they get to those high numbers, and it's all through their defense."

Sophomore guard Logan Battle (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) led the Hoyas with a career-best 20 points as the lone Hoya in double figures. Freshman center Natalie Butler (Fairfax Station, Va./Lake Braddock) had a squad-high 11 rebounds for the game.

Georgetown was outrebounded, 49-35, and had 28 turnovers, but shot 39.3 percent while holding DePaul to 36.4 percent shooting.

Battle opened the game with a 3-pointer on the left side and, despite the Blue Demons matching the trey on the other end, it was neck and neck as the teams traded buckets. DePaul fired from the outside, and Georgetown went down low as neither squad could put together a run.

That changed as the Hoyas staged an 11-0 run, including four points from both senior forward Andrea White (Lancaster, Va./Lancaster) and Battle, to take its first lead of the game, 18-14. The Blue Demons answered with a run of their own, however, as Megan Podkowa scored seven-consecutive points to regain the lead. DePaul went on an 11-0 tear, killing any Hoya momentum.

The Blue & Gray went into the break trailing, 33-22.

DePaul came out fired up in the second opening with a 13-2 run as fouls plagued the Hoyas.

Midway through the half, Battle heated up as Georgetown came back with a 12-3 run. Battle had a pair of 3-pointers and two layups as she singlehandedly brought GU back.

Despite Battle's efforts, it wasn't enough to get within striking distance and as the minutes ticked away the Hoyas couldn't find the answer.

The Hoyas eventually fell, 78-54.

Sunday was the second meeting between the squads in less than a week. GU fell to DePaul in the regular season finale.

The Hoyas finish Lewis' first season at the helm with an overall record of 11-21 and a mark of 4-14 in BIG EAST play. Georgetown will return nine players next season graduating White as well as senior guard Samisha Powell (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne).

 

 

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