Rodgers leads GU over No. 8 WVU

Published 8:37 pm Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Georgetown’s women’s basketball team beat its second top-10 opponent of the season with a 65-60 win over No. 8 West Virginia (19-2, 5-2 Big East) Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.


The No. 19-ranked Lady Hoyas (16-5, 4-3) were led by sophomore Sugar Rodgers (King’s Fork) pouring in a season-high 30 points.

Rodgers made an off-balance lay-up to break a 60-60 tie with 0:50 left in the game. Rodgers made two at the foul line to make it 64-60 Lady Hoyas with 0:19 left.

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Rodgers made 9-of-15 field goals and 10-of-10 foul shots on the night to go with four rebounds and three assists.

For the season, Rodgers, a 5-foot-11 guard, is averaging 18.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.1 steals per game. She’s made 51-of-144 (35.4 percent) from three-point range and is shooting 81.5 percent at the foul line.

The Lady Hoyas continue in Big East play Saturday with a trip to Seton Hall.

Elizabeth City State’s men’s basketball squad continued playing nail-biting finishes in CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) action Saturday and Monday on a road trip through Pennsylvania and Maryland.

The Vikings defeated Lincoln 61-59 Saturday. Junior point guard Marquie Cooke (Nansemond River) had 11 points, three steals and three rebounds for ECSU. The Vikings rallied from a 46-36 deficit with 11:50 remaining.

On Monday, Bowie State beat the visiting Vikings 69-66. Cooke had nine points and three assists in the loss.

These two games make it seven games out of the last nine ECSU contests which have been decided by a one-possession margin. ECSU is 5-2 in the seven games.

The Vikings (11-5, 5-3) host Chowan Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Livingstone beat home-standing Apprentice 78-74 Tuesday evening, dropping the Builders to 10-9 on the season.

Freshman guard Latrone Demiel (Nansemond River) totaled nine points and five assists for Apprentice.

The Builders host the University of the District of Columbia on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m.

Washington and Lee senior Brandon Wilder (Nansemond-Suffolk) won two individual events for the General swim team in a three-team meet in Lexington on Saturday.


Wilder won the 200-yard butterfly in 2:00.22 and the 400-yard individual medley in 4:18.12. The Generals (8-3) beat Marymount and Catholic.

Wilder and fellow senior Ryan Hanson (Nansemond-Suffolk) were legs on the same 200 medley relay team for the Generals. Wilder and Hanson are team captains and two of only three seniors on the squad for Washington and Lee.