The Georgetown women’s basketball team overwhelmed George Washington with a decisive run to open the second half, forcing a flurry of turnovers with its trademark full-court press and surging ahead in rebounding to complete a 70-54 victory on Saturday afternoon at Smith Center.
With the game tied at intermission, the Hoyas scored 19 of the next 23 points, including seven from junior guard Samisha Powell and five from senior guard Sugar Rodgers, to forge a 52-37 lead with 13 minutes 21 seconds to play. The second part of that burst featured 10 consecutive points capped by Powell’s only three-pointer.
“We came out, I’m not going to say flat, but we weren’t prepared,” Rodgers said. “Once we went in [the locker room], we were rejuvenated, and we just came out ready to play. [Coach Keith Brown] told us to defend, rebound, share the ball, and that’s what we did.”
Rodgers finished with a game-high 22 points to lead four Hoyas in double figures. It was the seventh time this season Rodgers has collected at least 20 points, and Georgetown’s all-time scoring leader also went 10 for 10 from the line with eight rebounds, six steals and four assists.