Jade Martin

Women's Basketball

Tigers Too Much for Hoyas

Dec. 13, 2014

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WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball team (2-9) looked good in spurts, but couldn't put together 40 minutes in a 63-46 loss to the University of Memphis Tigers (5-4) Saturday afternoon at McDonough Arena. The Hoyas will look to regroup hosting St. Bonaventure next week.

Sophomore guard Faith Woodard (Brandon, Fla./Freedom) led the way with nine points and eight rebounds, while junior guard Logan Battle (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) added eight going 2-of-2 from beyond the arc. Sophomore guard Jade Martin (Bloomington, Minn./John F. Kennedy) pulled down a squad-best nine rebounds and added six points.

Georgetown outrebounded Memphis, 44-41, but shot 32.3 percent (21of-65) from the field and allowed the Tigers 42.4 percent (25-59) shooting.

It was a back and forth game early on and, despite foul trouble, the Hoya defense stood strong. A 3-pointer from junior guard Brittany Horne (Carmel, N.Y./Carmel) tied it at seven as both squads were hot from downtown early in the contest.

Memphis managed to move ahead by as much as six, but the Hoyas put together a 10-0 run that was sparked by a pair of layups from Woodard to make it 19-15 midway through the half. Four different players contributed in the run.

The Blue & Gray maintained the slight advantage until a 6-0 Tiger run late in the half. Georgetown cut it to two, 29-27, but a 9-0 run to close out the first gave Memphis a double-digit lead as the Tigers hit a 3-pointer with six seconds to go.

The Hoyas went into the break trailing, 38-27. The difference came in the Tigers' 50 percent shooting from the field.

Things didn't improve for the Hoyas in the second as Memphis opened the half with a 10-0 run to take a 48-27 lead. Horne stopped the run with a layup, but the damage was done as GU had an uphill battle.

Georgetown managed to cut it to16 midway through the second half, but long-range shooting allowed the Tigers to continue to build the lead.

Despite treys from Battle in the final four minutes, the Blue & Gray couldn't find the answer late eventually falling, 63-46.

The Hoyas will be back in action on December 22 as the squad hosts the Bonnies of St. Bonaventure at 2 p.m., at McDonough Arena. Live stats and a webcast featuring Ryan Sakamoto and Ben Gordon-Goldstein will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.

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