Feb. 8, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball squad will close out a two-game road swing on Saturday at St. John's University in a BIG EAST Conference matchup at Carnesecca Arena tipping off at 4 p.m., the time was pushed back due to inclement weather in New York. The game will be broadcast live via the internet on ESPN3 with Ralph Bednarczyk and Julianne Viani calling the action. The Hoyas are currently 13-9 overall and 4-5 in BIG EAST Conference play.
In its last outing, the squad played a solid first half, but couldn't put 40 minutes together falling, 74-60, to the No. 12/12 University of Louisville Cardinals on Saturday afternoon at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville, Ky. Freshman guard Katie McCormick (Leonardtown, Md./Saint Mary's Ryken) led the Hoyas with a career-high 21 points, including 18 in the second half, while senior center Sydney Wilson (Silver Spring, Md./St. John's College Prep) added second double-double of the season with 11 points and a team-best 11 boards. Georgetown shot 33.8 percent for the game and was outrebounded, 48-43. Both teams had 16 turnovers in the contest.
Currently leading the way for the Hoyas is senior guard Sugar Rodgers (Suffolk, Va./King's Fork). The shooting guard is averaging 22.9 ppg and 7.3 rpg as well as posting 79 steals and 86 assists. Junior forward Andrea White (Lancaster, Va./Lancaster) is second with 10.6 ppg and 6.0 rpg, while Wilson rounds out the top three with 7.2 ppg as well as 5.5 rpg. Junior guard Samisha Powell (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne) is averaging 5.9 ppg and has 66 assists on the season.
Tied at halftime last Saturday, St. John's (10-10, 4-4 BIG EAST) had a one-point lead over No. 3/2 Connecticut with 6:48 remaining in the game, but with four minutes left, Connecticut turned up the pressure, tied the game and took an eventual lead that the Red Storm couldn't recover. The Huskies took a seven-point lead with 41 seconds left and finished the game with a 71-65 victory at Carnesecca Arena. Aliyyah Handford finished with a career-best 17 points off a career-high eight field goals. Senior guard Shenneika Smith had a game-best 21 points and junior guard Briana Brown had 16 points, 4-for-6 from beyond the 3-point line.
Georgetown is 27-23 all-time against the Red Storm with 48 contests coming in BIG EAST Conference play. On the road, the Hoyas are 11-12 all-time. Last year, Georgetown fell, 54-45, at McDonough Arena as Rodgers led the way for the Hoyas with 13 points. In the last meeting in New York, Georgetown lost, 75-71, in overtime.
Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m., at Carnesecca Arena. Live stats will be available through GUHoyas.com. The game will be broadcast live via the internet on ESPN3 through watchespn.com with Ralph Bednarczyk and Julianne Viani calling the action.