Georgetown’s women’s basketball team failed its first major test of the year Jan. 9 when Connecticut, AP’s No. 3, routed the Hoyas 75-48 in DC. Even GU Head Coach Keith Brown recognized his squad was schooled.
“As an educator, I always look on how we can learn from this game and I think we learned how hard we need to play,” he said. “If we can transfer that effort into other games, we’ll do some great things this season.”
UConn has beaten the Hoyas 28 consecutive times.
Four Huskies scored in double figures. Kelly Faris paced the pack with 15 points, Stefanie Dolson added 13 and Bria Hartley and Breanna Stewart each contributed 12. Stewart also added 13 rebounds after coming off the bench.
Sugar Rodgers again led GU (10-5, 1-1 Big East) with 23 points, but she was the only offense the Hoyas had. The Blue & Gray average near 40 percent shooting from the floor, but hit just 31 percent against UConn (13-1, 1-1) while turning over the ball 26 times. Samisha Powell and Brittany Horne combined to go 0 for 13 from the field, all six of Horne’s shots were from three-point range, and had 11 turnovers.
Trailing Juniata (10-4, 1-2) 52-50 with 8:51 to play, Catholic University (14-0, 3-0) unleashed a 12-0 run to jump in front 62-52 and the Cardinals held on from there for a 70-64 win Jan. 9. Emily Grabiak led CU with 17 points, 11 assists and 7 rebounds. Jill Woerner added 16. Seniors Kelli Josephsen (15 points, 10 rebounds) and Katarina Owunna (10 points, 11 rebounds) both finished with double-doubles.
Catholic outrebounded Juniata 54-34.
Kate McDonald and Jordan Speck paced the Eagles with 17 points each. Speck was 5 for 9 from beyond the arc. Kelsey Livoti contributed 13 points.
McDonald’s layup with just less than nine minutes to play gave the Eagles a 52-50 advantage, but Josephsen sank a jumper down the other end to tie the game.
The Cardinals then added 10 unanswered points, capped by a Jenny McGann free throw to go in front 62-52 with 3:55 on the clock.