Nov. 30, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball squad (5-2) will make the short trip down M Street to face the George Washington University Colonials on Saturday afternoon in a 4 p.m., matchup at the Smith Center. The game will be televised live on Comcast SportsNet with Byron Kerr on the call and Christy Winters-Scott doing play-by-play.
With 4:24 remaining in the game Wednesday night, a layup from sophomore point guard Jasmine Jackson (Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge) tied it at 54. The La Salle University Explorers took one last lead, but from that point on Georgetown took over. Junior forward Andrea White (Lancaster, Va./Lancaster) hit a free throw and Rodgers sunk a layup to give the Hoyas their first lead of the contest, 57-56. White's shot sparked a 13-0 run including seven points from Rodgers and five by White as Georgetown ran away with it, 69-61.
Rodgers led the way for Georgetown with 28 points and 13 boards, while White added 14 points and seven rebounds. Jackson managed 12 points and junior point guard Samisha Powell (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne) led the way with six assists. Georgetown shot 38.1 percent for the game and outrebounded the Explorers, 47-37, while forcing 21 turnovers.
Rodgers has had an outstanding start to the season. On Monday, she was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after helping Georgetown to a 2-1 record and being named to the Cal Classic All-Tournament Team. She averaged 19.7 ppg and 7.3 rpg with nine assists and seven steals for the Hoyas. Rodgers was also named to the Naismith Award Early Season Watch List.
Currently leading the way for the Hoyas is Rodgers, who also sits among the BIG EAST's leaders. The shooting guard is averaging 23.7 ppg and 8.0 rpg as well as posting 24 steals and 19 assists. She is also shooting 75.5 percent at the line. White is second with 11.9 ppg and 5.0 rpg, while senior center Sydney Wilson (Silver Spring, Md./St. John's College Prep) rounds out the top three with 6.6 ppg. Powell is leading the team with 29 assists to her credit and is averaging 5.0 ppg.
The Hoyas have forced 161 turnovers in four games.
The George Washington women's basketball team built a 30-point halftime lead, limiting host Morgan State to just 14 points in the opening period, and went on to easily defeat the Lady Bears, 75-40, on Wednesday evening at Hill Field House. GW improved to 4-2 on the season for the first time since the 2008-09 campaign.
Senior Megan Nipe led all scorers with a season-high 14 points, while senior Danni Jackson and graduate student Tara Booker combined to shoot 10-for-15 from the floor and finished with 11 points apiece. Jackson added seven assists and four steals. Grad student Sara Mostafa pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds to go with eight points and four blocks. Sophomore Chakecia Miller also scored eight points and added five assists and three steals.
The Hoyas are 15-17 all-time against the Colonials and won the last meeting a year ago, 59-50, at McDonough Arena. Rodgers led all scorers with 18 points, while Sydney Wilson (Silver Spring, Md./St. John's College Prep) added 10 points. Tia Magee pulled down 13 rebounds for the Blue & Gray. GU is 5-9 on the road against George Washington, but won the last meeting at the Smith Center by a score of 67-62 during the 2003-04 season.
Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m., at the Smith Center on Saturday. Live stats and an audio-only webcast featuring Ryan Sakamoto and Ben Gordon Goldstein will be available at www.GUHoyas.com. The game will also be available live on Comcast SportsNet.