Dec. 27, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball squad (7-4) will host the Yale University Bulldogs on Friday afternoon in a 7 p.m., matchup at McDonough Arena. The contest marks the second in a three-game homestand for the Blue & Gray.
On Sunday, senior shooting guard Sugar Rodgers (Suffolk, Va./King's Fork) was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll. It marked her fourth time this season. She was honored after scoring 31 points against South Dakota State.
The Hoyas are 7-4 on the season and have won three of the last five games. In their last outing, the Hoyas fell to the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits, 64-58, on December 21. Rodgers led the way with 31 points, while junior forward Andrea White (Lancaster, Va./Lancaster) added nine points and 12 boards.
The Hoyas are 3-1 at home this season and have one more non-conference games on the schedule following Friday's contest.
Currently leading the way for the Hoyas is Rodgers, who is also the BIG EAST's leader. The shooting guard is averaging 24.8 ppg and 7.4 rpg as well as posting 41 steals and 29 assists. She is also shooting 80.0 percent at the line. White is second with 10.8 ppg and 5.8 rpg, while senior center Sydney Wilson (Silver Spring, Md./St. John's College Prep) rounds out the top three with 7.1 ppg. Junior guard Samisha Powell (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne) is leading the team with 43 assists to her credit and is averaging 6.0 ppg.
The Hoyas have forced 276 turnovers in 11 games.
Yale had plenty of opportunities to rally past Marist last Thursday night in the first game for both teams in 12 days, but the Marist University Red Foxes stole the show with a late run that seized the victory away from the Bulldogs. Four players scored in double figures, led by Casey Dulin, who scored all 10 of her points in the first half to lead Marist to a 62-50 non-league win. The loss snapped a short, two-game win streak for the Bulldogs, who fall to 3-7. Both teams had not played since Dec. 8 because of final exams.
Sarah Halejian is leading the Bulldogs with 13.4 ppg, while Jenna Graf is averaging 11.0 ppg and a team-high 5.8 rpg.
Georgetown is 3-1 all-time against the Bulldogs with a 2-0 record at home. The four meetings were in consecutive seasons between 1980-82. In the last meeting, the Hoyas fell, 67-62, at the Warner Classic in Fairfield, Conn. The last meeting at home was on January 7, 1982 where Georgetown won, 79-51.
Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m., at McDonough Arena on Friday. Live stats and a webcast featuring Ryan Sakamoto and Ben Gordon Goldstein will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.
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