Women’s Basketball Loses at Home to Virginia, 52-45
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Georgetown University women’s basketball team (10-11, 4-6) set season lows in scoring and field goal percentage, 26.3%, in a 52-45 loss to the University of Virginia (12-10, 5-5).
Both teams shot poorly in the first half but the Hoyas surged behind a strong defensive effort to take a 10-point lead (23-13) with 5:54 remaining. The Cavaliers rallied late in the half to cut the Hoya lead to 25-23 by halftime.
Virginia came out for the second half took advantage of the Hoyas’ poor shooting, building up a seven-point lead with 5:25 remaining in the game. The Hoyas managed to make one last effort in the final minute, with freshman Kate Carlin (Ambler, Pa./ Mount St. Joseph's) hitting a three pointer with 40 seconds remaining in the contest, to cut the margin to three. The Cavaliers sank enough free throws over the next 28 seconds to put the game out of reach.
Georgetown was led once again by All-America Candidate Rebekkah Brunson (Oxon Hill, Md./ Oxon Hill), who scored 19 of the team’s 45 points, and pulled down a game high 15 rebounds. The Cavaliers had 11 players contribute to their final tally, and were led by Brandi Teamer and LaTonya Blue with 10 and nine points respectively.
The Hoyas were out-rebounded by the Cavaliers 50-35. The Cavaliers shot 70.4% (12-of-17) from the stripe, while Georgetown shot only 50% (13-of-26).
The Hoyas next game is at McDonough Arena on Wednesday, February 11th at 7 p.m. against Boston College.