No. 20/18 DePaul Tops No. 15/16 Georgetown on the Road
Jan. 3, 2012
Box Score: No. 20/18 DePaul 59, No. 15/16 Georgetown 50 | Postgame Notes
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Brittany Hrynko led four DePaul players in double-figures as the No. 20/18 DePaul women’s basketball team topped Georgetown, 59-50 in BIG EAST Conference action on Tuesday at McDonough Gym.
The Blue Demons (14-2, 2-0 BIG EAST) ended Georgetown’s 11-game winning streak with their second half comeback. The win was DePaul’s sixth straight, which matches is longest winning streak of the season.
Hrynko paced a quartet in double-figures with 17 points. The freshman guard knocked down three key triples while playing a season-long 39 minutes. Jasmine Penny totaled 13 points and Katherine Harry recorded her third double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Anna Martin rounded out DePaul’s double-digit scorers with 11 points, including five key points in the final two minutes of action.
The Blue Demons were down 26-24 to begin the second half, but layups by Harry and Penny to begin the stanza quickly gave DePaul a 28-26 advantage.
Georgetown (12-3, 1-1 BIG EAST) tied the game at 28 with 18:12 to play on Rubylee Wright’s layup. The tie was the sixth of the game and was a preview of what was to come in the final 18 minutes.
The contest was knotted on three more occasions before Penny’s fast break layup put the Blue Demons up 39-37 with 8:29 to play. Penny’s basket gave DePaul the lead for good as Martin’s first points of the second half – a deep three - provided the Blue Demons their first five point advantage since the opening four minutes of the game.
The Hoyas closed the gap to three (42-39) on the next possession, before Harry and Penny combined for five points which pushed the Blue Demon lead to 47-39 with 6:00 to play.
DePaul’s largest lead of the game, 59-48 came on a pair of Hrynko free throws with 19 seconds remaining.
The first half was all about runs. In the opening 4:49, the Blue Demons ran out to an 11-6 advantage behind six points from Penny. Georgetown countered with a 14-0 run which saw the Hoyas hit four consecutive 3-pointers.
Down by nine, the Blue Demons did not go away as their tenacious defense forced nine Georgetown turnovers in the final nine-plus minutes of the first half.
Sugar Rogers led Georgetown with 28 points including 17 in the first half. Tia Magee added 11 points and was one of three Hoyas to grab seven rebounds.
The Blue Demons stay on the road for their third BIG EAST game – playing at Providence on Jan. 7. The conference clash is scheduled for 2 p.m. (ET)
Notes: Brittany Hrynko led DePaul in scoring for the third time this season, she scored 17 points… Katherine Harry recorded her third double-double of the season (12 points, 12 rebounds)... 12th time this season she has led DePaul in rebounding and fifth consecutive game… second consecutive game DePaul has trailed at the half… DePaul overcame a 10-point deficit -- its largest deficit overcame of the season… DePaul eon its sixth straight game, tying a season-long streak… DePaul is 5-0 this season in true road games… DePaul begins BIG EAST Conference play 2-0 for just the second time since DePaul joined the BIG EAST in 2005-06... DePaul also started 2-0 last season… DePaul’s 59 points is the fewest scored this season… Georgetown forced DePaul into a season-high 25 turnovers... 14 steals is the most by a DePaul opponent this season… the loss snapped an 11-game winning streak for the Hoyas… Sugar Rodgers scored 28 points and has recorded 20+ points in her last four games… DePaul now leads the all-time series with Georgetown 7-2 and has won the last two meetings... DePaul is now 3-1 in games played in Washington D.C.