|Syracuse guard La'Shay Taft, right, tries to get around Georgetown guard Taylor Brown, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)|
No. 18 Georgetown women roll over Syracuse 69-42
WASHINGTON—Sugar Rodgers scored 23 points and No. 18 Georgetown never trailed as it rolled over Syracuse 69-42 on Sunday to snap a two-game home losing streak.
Tia Magee had 11 points and six steals and Rubylee Wright added a season-high 15 points for the Hoyas (14-4, 3-2 Big East), who rebounded from an 80-60 home loss to second-ranked Notre Dame Monday and beat Syracuse for the sixth straight time.
The Hoyas used stingy, aggressive defense to force Syracuse into 14 percent shooting and 19 turnovers in a first half that ended with Georgetown ahead 43-19. They also made eight 3-pointers during the first 20 minutes.
Iasia Hemingway scored 14 points for the Orange (12-7, 1-4), who started the game 0-for-12 from the field and didn't score a field goal until 12 minutes, 2 seconds remained in the first half when they were already behind 16-1.
Georgetown's lead didn't dip below 19 points in the second half.