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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Hoyas Fall at West Virginia, 65-54

Hoyas Fall at West Virginia, 65-54

Jan. 14, 2006

Box Score

Morgantown, W. Va - Junior Kate Carlin (Ambler, Pa./Mt. St. Joseph's) tallied 15 points but a six minute scoring drought in the second half doomed the Hoyas in a 65-54 loss at West Virginia Saturday afternoon. GU falls to 8-7, 1-3 in BIG EAST action.

Sophomore Kieraah Marlow (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville) finished with 13 points and senior Bethany LeSueur (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) tallied 10 points.

Freshman Katrina Wheeler (Washington, D.C./T. Roosevelt) notched her fourth double-double of the season with 11 points and 12 boards.

Georgetown and West Virginia were tied at 44-44 at the 14:44 of the second half but the Hoyas would go without a point for the next 6:10 while LaQuita Owens scored the next eight points for the Mountaineers as WVU took a 52-44 edge with 9:10 left. GU could only manage four field goals the rest of the way

In the first half, West Virginia took a 20-9 advantage at the 9:34 mark as the Mountaineers shot 50% from the floor (8-16) while the Hoyas were plagued by just 18 percent shooting (3-16).

Carlin then got hot, scoring all 13 of her first half points over the final 8:52 while Georgetown, as a team, made seven of their final ten field goals to close to within 31-29 at the break.

Georgetown converted eight of ten from the charity stripe in the opening stanza while WVU was just 1-4 from the line.

Although West Virginia started 4-7 from the field and Georgetown began the contest 0-4, the Hoyas finished the first half shooting 38 percent (10-26) while the Mountaineers made 12-33 field goals (36%).

Georgetown was outrebounded 40-33 and the Hoyas struggled from long range, making 2-12 three-pointers.

The Hoyas next travel to Louisville on Wednesday, January 18 for a 7 p.m. league tilt.

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