Jan. 1, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball squad (8-4) will host the Temple University Owls on Wednesday evening in a 7 p.m., matchup at McDonough Arena. The contest marks the conclusion of a three-game homestand and the non-conference schedule for the Blue & Gray.
On Monday, senior shooting guard Sugar Rodgers (Suffolk, Va./King's Fork) was named the BIG EAST Player of the Week. It marked her second time this season.
Rodgers had 38 points in 38 minutes in the Hoyas' win over Yale on Friday. She made 13 field goals, shooting 48 percent from the floor, while connecting on 8-of-8 from the free throw line. Rodgers also netted four 3-point field goals. She added six rebounds, five assists, five steals and a block in the win.
The 38 points were a season high for Rodgers and one shy of her career high. The senior guard leads the league in scoring, averaging 25.9 ppg.
The Hoyas are 8-4 on the season and have won four of the last six games. In their last outing, the Hoyas downed the Yale University Bulldogs, 90-76, on Friday. Rodgers led the way with 38 points, while junior forward Andrea White (Lancaster, Va./Lancaster) added 16 points and seven rebounds. Senior center Sydney Wilson (Silver Spring, Md./St. John's College Prep) led the Blue & Gray on the glass with 11 rebounds as well as 10 points for her first double-double of the season.
The Hoyas are 4-1 at home this season and host the first conference game at McDonough Arena on January 9 against the University of Connecticut.
Currently leading the way for the Hoyas is Rodgers, who is also the BIG EAST's leader. The shooting guard is averaging 25.9 ppg and 7.3 rpg as well as posting 46 steals and 34 assists. She is also shooting 81.7 percent at the line. White is second with 11.3 ppg and 5.9 rpg, while Wilson rounds out the top three with 7.3 ppg. Junior guard Samisha Powell (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne) is leading the team with 45 assists to her credit and is averaging 6.3 ppg.
The Hoyas have forced 300 turnovers in 12 games.
After narrowing a 15-point gap to just six in the final minutes, the comeback attempt ultimately fell short for Temple women's basketball in a 57-47 loss at Michigan State on Saturday afternoon at the Breslin Center. Victoria Macaulay recorded her sixth double-double of the season to lead the Owls (5-6), scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
Meghan Roxas came off the bench for nine points, all scored on three-pointers in the final 10 minutes of the game to help the Owls in their comeback attempt. Natasha Thames scored eight points while adding six rebounds, and Tyonna Williams dished a game-high six assists. Williams and Rateska Brown scored seven points apiece.
The Hoyas are 3-1 all-time against the Owls and 1-0 at home. The last meeting was during the 1994-95 season at the Vermont-Howard Bank Classic in Burlington, Vt., where the Blue & Gray won, 80-56. The lone meeting at McDonough Arena was on February 10, 1981 when the Hoyas won by a score of 82-62.
Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m., at McDonough Arena on Wednesday. Live stats and a webcast will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.