No. 11/12 Georgetown Pulls Away From Rider, 81-54
Dec. 11, 2010
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) - The Georgetown University women's basketball squad bounced back from a pair of losses with an 81-54 victory over the Rider University Broncs (0-8) Saturday afternoon at Alumni Gymnasium in Lawrenceville, N.J. The game marked the end of a grueling four-game road trip for the Blue & Gray who improved to 8-3 on the season.
"We wanted to come out and worry about what we do," said Head Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy. "After two losses, a game like this is about getting back to how we play and I think we did that in the second half."
A 16-2 run midway through the second half opened up the game for the Hoyas who forced turnovers and began to hit the boards. The Blue & Gray held a 40-26 rebounding advantage down low marking just the fourth time this season.
A number of reserves saw significant minutes and made an impact late with junior Alexa Roche (Bellmore, N.Y./St. Michael's Academy) notching 14 points, all in the second half, and sophomore Vanessa Moore (Hackettstown, N.J./Pope John XXIII) tallying seven in front of her home crowd.
A team effort resulted in the 81-54 final marking one of the biggest wins for the Hoyas so far this season.
The Hoyas led by as much as 12 in the first half as the pressure defense forced the Broncs out of their half-court offense. However, fouls midway through the half were once again GU's Achilles heel with Rider sinking eight-consecutive free throws and eventually tying it at 28.
Freshmen Andrea White (Lancaster, Va./Lancaster) and Samisha Powell (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne) both came up big late in the half as White pulled down the boards and Powell ran the court to help an 11-3 run going into the break. 39-31.
Junior Adria Crawford (Alexandria, Va./Thomas Edison) led all scorers with 19 points. Roche had 14 points and Sugar Rodgers (Suffolk, Va./King's Fork) added 11 along with a team-high seven boards.
GU outrebounded Rider, 40-26, and forced 25 Bronc turnovers on 14 steals. Georgetown shot 49.3 percent in the contest.
The Hoyas will have a week off for final exams before returning to the court on Sunday at McDonough Arena. The Blue & Gray will take on the Missouri State Bears at 2 p.m. Live stats and a webcast featuring Ryan Sakamoto will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.