Rodgers leads Lady Hoya rally

Published 10:26 pm Monday, December 20, 2010

Georgetown’s TaShauna “Sugar” Rodgers (King’s Fork) scored 18 of her team-high 20 points in the second half to help the Lady Hoyas pull away from Missouri St. for a 72-59 win Sunday in Washington, D.C.

Missouri St. and Georgetown were tied 27-27 early in the second half. The No. 20 Lady Hoyas (9-3)  dominated the rest of the way, gaining a 46-33 lead by the 11:56 mark and a 70-50 lead with 3:48 to go.

Rodgers added six rebounds, two assists and two steals. The sophomore is averaging 17.5 points per game.

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Georgetown hosts Coppin State Wednesday evening. The Lady Hoyas have three games to play before going into the Big East portion of their season.

The Apprentice School split two men’s basketball games in two nights against CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) opponents over the weekend in North Carolina. The Builders (7-6) lost 98-75 at Johnson C. Smith Saturday and won 86-84 in overtime at Livingstone Sunday.

Freshman guard Latrone Demiel (Nansemond River) made 3-of-4 three-pointers and 13 points in all to go with four boards and three assists for the Builders Sunday. Freshman forward Steve Woods (Lakeland) had five points and four rebounds.

Former Nansemond River and Nansemond-Suffolk coach Franklin Chatman is in his first season coaching Apprentice.

Cincinnati remained perfect for the season with a 66-56 win over Oklahoma in Oklahoma City Saturday night.

Sophomore guard Jaquon Parker (King’s Fork) came off the bench to play seven minutes, getting three rebounds and two assists, for UC (10-0).

The Bearcats play at Miami (Ohio) Tuesday. UC’s first Big East game is next Tuesday vs. DePaul.