Nov. 19, 2008
Providence, RI - Poor shooting and turnovers plagued the Brown women's basketball team, as the Georgetown University Hoyas cruised to an 83-42 victory at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Wednesday evening. Georgetown increased its record to 2-0, as the Bears dropped to 0-3 on the 2008-09 season.
The Hoyas jumped on the Bears from the start, scoring the first bucket of the game and continued to extend its lead to 35-13 at the half. The Bears, committing 17 first-half turnovers, shot just 23 percent from the field as Georgetown went 52 percent. The Blue and Gray tallied 24 points from the paint, as the offense was paced by Jaleesa Butler's six points, as eight other Hoyas chipped in with the scoring.
The Bears settled down in the second half, shooting 36 percent from the field while committing just 10 turnovers. Sparking Bruno's offense was rookie Hannah Passafuime (Erial, NJ), who put in a team and career-high 10 points, all in the second half, while dishing out three assists in Brown's effort tonight. Forward Betsy Jacobson (Rochester, NY), netted a few nice jumpers for six points and a team-high five rebounds and two steals, while sophomore Christina Johnson (Oakland, CA) added six points.
But Brown couldn't stop Georgetown's Meredith Cox, who got hot from the arc, hitting five of seven en route to a 73-38 lead with just two minutes remaining in the game. Cox led the Hoyas in scoring with 15 points, while Adria Crawford and Butler each added nine.
The Bears are back in action at 7:00 p.m.on Tuesday, Nov. 25, against the University of Rhode Island. Then, the Bears head to the Dead River Company Classic hosted by the University of Maine. The squad will challenge Maine at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, and take on either West Virginia or NJIT the following day.