Women's Basketball
Fairfield Holds Off Georgetown in Women's Basketball


Box Score

Washington, DC - Fairfield shot 53.5% from the field and converted seven of nine free throws in the final 1:04 to secure a 67-58 victory over Georgetown University in McDonough Gym. The Stags' senior guard Megan Light led all scorers with 21. GU's top point producer was Rebekkah Brunson (Oxon Hill, Md./Oxon Hill) with 14. Fairfield improves to 2-3 on the season while Georgetown falls to 4-1.

Georgetown's only lead of the game came at the 8:21 mark, 20-19, in the first half when Suzy Bendegue (Yaounde, Cameroon/The Newport School (Md.)) took a Mary Lisicky (Whitehall, Pa./Whitehall) pass and scooped in a driving layup. Fairfield then went on a 5-0 run and grabbed control of the game. The Stags' Light had 10 points at the half and helped Fairfield go into the locker room with a 35-29 lead.

In the second half Fairfield opened up a 12-point lead, the biggest lead of the game, at the 16:28 mark off two free throws from Ayanna Brown. GU never got closer then four the rest of the way and clutch free throws from the Stags' Light and Marybeth Chartier in the final minute ended any chance for a Hoya comeback.

GU was outrebounded by the Stags, 31-36. GU's leading rebounder was Nok Duany (Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington High) with nine boards. Brown who had eight rebounds led Fairfield on the glass. Fairfield shot 50% from three-point land and 72% from the free throw line. Four Fairfield players scored in double figures, including Light (21), Brown (14), Chartier (11) and Schrene Isidora (10). GU meanwhile ended the game 37.5% from the field, 23% from three and 70% from the line. Only two players for Georgetown put up double digits, Brunson (14) and Lisicky (13).

The Hoyas take on two nationally ranked opponents next week. First up for Georgetown is George Washington at GWU on November 5 at 7 p.m. On Saturday GU will host Duke at 4 p.m.



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