Three New Career Highs Help Hoyas Defeat Kansas in Women's Basketball
Philadelphia, Pa. (Dec. 28) -- Georgetown used a strong second half and three new career highs to pull away from Kansas and emerge victorious, 70-57, in the semifinals of the Hawk Classic held at Saint Joseph's University. GU's Nok Duany (Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington North) scored a career high 20 points and Lesley Walker (Silver Spring, Md./Wheaton) posted a double double with 13 points and 12 assists, breaking her career high in assists. Suzy Bendegue (Yaounde, Cameroon/The Newport School (Md.)) led Georgetown in rebounding with 11 boards, tying her career high.
The first half saw both teams ahead for periods of time. The largest lead of the half was held by Kansas at the 8:16 mark, 26-19. Two open three pointers by Mary Lisicky (Whitehall, Pa./Whitehall) and a long three by Joi Irby (Richmond, Va./Hermitage) with 20 seconds remaining allowed the Hoyas to take a one point lead into the locker room, 31-30.
GU came out firing in the second half shooting 63.0% for the half. Duany scored 15 of her team high 20 points in the second half carrying the Hoyas' offensive load. Georgetown opened up a double-digit lead for good with 6:25 remaining in the game.
Three Hoyas ended the night in double figures: Duany, Walker and Lisicky, who scored 17 off five three pointers and two free throws. Kansas had two players in double digits, Kristin Geoffroy with 11 and KC Hilgenkamp with 10. The Hoyas outrebounded Kansas 40-34 and outshot the Jayhawks 52.8% to 32.8%.
The Hoyas will next face Saint Joseph's in the Championship game on Saturday, December 29, 2001 at 4 p.m.