Nov. 28, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball team used a late comeback to defeat the La Salle University Explorers (1-5), 69-61, Wednesday evening at McDonough Arena. Senior shooting guard Sugar Rodgers (Suffolk, Va./King's Fork) led the way with 28 points and 13 rebounds. With the win, the Hoyas improved to 5-2 overall.
"We were extremely sluggish in the first half, for some reason we came out not ready to play hard," said Georgetown Head Coach Keith Brown. "Late in the second half, Sugar started to impose her will and we got her the ball down low where she wants it and good things happened."
With 4:24 remaining in the game, a layup from sophomore point guard Jasmine Jackson (Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge) tied it at 54. The Explorers took one last lead, but from that point on Georgetown took over.
Junior forward Andrea White (Lancaster, Va./Lancaster) hit a free throw and Rodgers sunk a layup to give the Hoyas their first lead of the contest, 57-56. White's shot sparked a 13-0 run including seven points from Rodgers and five by White as Georgetown ran away with it, 69-61.
Beginning the game, La Salle got on the board early going ahead by as much as seven, 11-4. GU cut it to two on a three by Jackson and a jumper off of a steal by Rodgers, but the Explorers answered right back with a trey.
La Salle went ahead by seven once again, but the Blue & Gray continued to battle to stay in the contest.
Jackson hit from the charity stripe to tie it at 18, but once again La Salle answered with a 14-2 run to put the Explorers up by 12, 32-20. The Hoyas went into the break trailing, 36-24.
GU scored eight quick points to open the second half as the Hoyas fought to get back in the game.
It continued to be a single-digit deficit for the Blue & Gray, but the team just couldn't find the answer until four minutes left when Jackson sparked the run.
The 12-point deficit was the largest the Hoyas have come back from this season in a win as GU came away with the 69-61 victory.
Rodgers led the way for Georgetown with 28 points and 13 boards, while White added 14 points and seven rebounds. Jackson managed 12 points and junior point guard Samisha Powell (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne) led the way with six assists.
Georgetown shot 38.1 percent for the game and outrebounded the Explorers, 47-37, while forcing 21 turnovers.
Brittany Wilson led the way for La Salle with 22 points and 15 rebounds.
Georgetown will be back in action on Saturday, December 1 at local-rival George Washington University. Tip off is schedule for 4 p.m., at the Smith Center. The game will be broadcast live on Comcast SportsNet, additionally, an audio-only webcast and live stats will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.
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