Lady Hoyas rout No. 7 Miami
Published 7:57 pm Thursday, December 22, 2011
No. 17 Georgetown turned a match-up of two top-20 women’s basketball squads into a blowout Wednesday night in Washington, D.C., beating No. 7 Miami 71-46.
The Lady Hoyas led by double digits for the last 24:11 of the game and held the Lady Hurricanes to 20.6 percent field goal shooting for the game.
GU junior guard TaShauna “Sugar” Rodgers (King’s Fork) scored 24 points and got seven rebounds.
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Georgetown (10-2, 2-0) has a nine-game winning streak.
“I really credit my young ladies for staying focused with finals ending (Tuesday),” said Georgetown Head Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy.
“They stayed positive and worked hard and I give them a lot of credit,” said Williams-Flournoy.
After Christmas, the Lady Hoyas travel to the Blue Sky Classic in Hanover, N.H. and will play Vermont in the first round on Thursday.
In Big East men’s basketball, Cincinnati rolled to a 101-53 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff in a non-conference tune-up Wednesday night in Cincy.
Junior guard JaQuon Parker (King’s Fork) scored a career-high 17 points in 18 minutes of action for the Bearcats.
Parker scored 10 straight points in a stretch of the second half including a four-point play with a three-pointer while being fouled. Parker made 5-of-7 field goal attempts and 3-of-3 three-point shots.
Cincinnati (8-3) hosts Chicago State on Friday evening and has two games left before going into Big East play starting on the road at Pittsburgh on Jan. 1.