Piratesí Outside Shooting Sinks Hoyas in Womenís Basketball
WASHINGTON Ė Seton Hall used 10 three pointers and a strong defensive effort to defeat Georgetown 64-45 tonight in McDonough Gymnasium. The Hoyas shot only 28.6% and were held to their second lowest point output of the season.
Georgetown was led by Lesley Walkerís (Silver Spring, Md./Wheaton) 18 points while Seton Hallís scoring was spread between Cecilia Lindqvistís 20 points, Melissa Langelierís 18 and Susan Murrayís 15. The Hoyas starting five was outscored 55-29 for the game.
GU was held to 10 points in the first 11 minutes of the opening half and was down 19-10 at the 9:30 mark. The Hoyas were unable to stop Seton Hallís outside shooters as they made five three pointers in the first half, three by Langelier. Georgetown ended the half shooting nine of 27 for 33.3%.
In the second half Seton Hall climbed out to a 22-point lead, their largest lead of the game, at the 10:52 mark. The Hoyas made a run to cut the Pirate lead to 13, 54-41, at the mid-point of the second half but Seton Hall responded with seven straight points to reopen a 20-point lead. The Hoyas ended the second half 9 of 36 from the field and 1 for 6 from three-point land.
For the game GU was outrebounded 43-37. Leading GU on the boards was Rebekkah Brunson (Oxon Hill, Md./Oxon Hill) with nine rebounds. Seton Hallís Murray completed a double double by grabbing 13 boards. Seton Hall finished the night 10 of 18 beyond the arc compared to GUís 1 of 10.
The Hoyas next travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass. to play Boston College this Saturday, February 2 at 2 p.m.