Nov. 19, 2011
WASHINGTON - The No. 14/16 Georgetown University women's basketball squad got back on the winning track in a big way on Saturday afternoon with a 66-36 victory over the University of Houston Cougars (0-3) at McDonough Arena. After opening with a 22-2 run, the Hoyas cruised to victory to improve to 2-2 on the season.
"I thought we did some really good things today," said Georgetown Head Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy. "We rebounded and we only turned the ball over 11 times. Those types of stats will make the game easier for us."
It was all Georgetown early on as the Hoyas scored the first nine points by forcing turnovers to quickly gain the 20-point advantage midway through the half.
The Blue & Gray continued to build the lead as the Cougars clawed their way back to no avail.
Freshman guard Jasmine Jackson's (Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge) three-pointer at the halftime buzzer gave GU a commanding 39-9 advantage.
In the second half, Georgetown built the lead to as much as 40 giving the coaching staff an opportunity to mix up the players on the court and see different looks while resting the starters.
Late in the game, Houston's Porsche Landry banged heads with Georgetown's Samisha Powell (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne) as they scrambled for a loose ball. Landry initially stood up on her own, then fell to the floor and stayed down for about 15 minutes before being taken off on a stretcher. She was moving extremities, but was sent to the hospital as a precautionary measure.
Following the injury, the teams closed out the game with the Hoyas finishing with a 30-point advantage making the final 66-36.
Thirty points marks GU's biggest win of the season and marked the fewest points allowed since the Hoyas defeated the Cougars 77-37 last season in the teams' first-ever meeting.
Senior forward Tia Magee (Tulsa, Okla./Jenks) led the Hoyas with 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Classmate Alexa Roche (Bellmore, N.Y./St. Michael's Academy) added 10 points with seven boards and freshman guard Taylor Brown (Bowie, Md./Bishop McNamara) scored nine.
"Once again Tia Magee gave us a good start and we had some players come off the bench and do a really good job, making more plays for us," said Williams-Flournoy.
After two tough shooting performances, the Hoyas shot 35.8 percent from the field and outrebounded the Cougars, 50-43, as well as forcing 20 turnovers.
Roxana Button scored 10 points, and Landry added nine for the Cougars who dug themselves a hole by shooting 4-for-28 (14.3 percent) in the first half and turning the ball over 10 times.
The Hoyas will be back in action on Monday evening for a 7 p.m., matchup with the Monmouth University Hawks at McDonough Arena. The game will be broadcast tape delayed on Verizon FiOS1 with Monika Moore on play-by-play and Georgetown alum Monica McNutt on color.
Live stats as well as Hoyavision will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.
Tickets can be purchased through the Georgetown University Ticket Office.