Sydney Wilson hit a short jumper about two minutes into the game Jan. 15 pulling Georgetown to within two points of Notre Dame at 4-2. That was as close as the score would get as the Fighting Irish jumped to a 15-2 lead in the first seven minutes.
The Hoyas shot 1-of-6 from the floor during the spree. In addition, they committed eight turnovers during the span setting up what would be a long night in front of 9,149 at Notre Dame and more watching on television and computers.
“We played really well early,” Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw said. “We ran our press well, got some easy baskets.”
Kayla McBride scored 17 points, Skylar Diggins had 15 points, nine assists and six steals and Jewel Loyd added 14 and defended Rodgers for most of the game. Natalie Achonwa added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Notre Dame (15-1, 4-0 Big East).
Jasmine Jackson came off the bench to led Georgetown (10-7, 1-3) with 15 points. Andrea White (12 caroms) and Sugar Rodgers each added 14 for the Blue & Gray. It was a season low for Rodgers, the nation’s leading scorer. Rodgers said she injured her right hand when a Notre Dame player fell on it in the first half.
Jasmine Jackson led Georgetown with 15 points. Rodgers was 1-of-6 shooting in the first half with just four points and finished 6 of 18 from the floor, including 0 of 7 from 3-point range as Georgetown (10-7, 1-3) lost its third straight. Rodgers said she injured her right hand when a Notre Dame player fell on it in the first half.
Georgetown center Vanessa Moore was called for a technical foul after elbowing Madison Cable midway through the first half and was ejected late in the half for saying something after she and Achonwa got tangled up under the basket.