The Lady Hoyas ended last season with a record of 23-9 overall, tied for fourth place in the competitive Big East Conference. They made a good run in the NCAA Tournament beating NCAA Tourney favorite UMD. The Georgetown Women’s Basketball Team came into the 2012-13 season with high hopes of duplicating the same type of success they had last season. But with former head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy taking a coaching position at Auburn and the loss of seven seniors (A. Reese, A. Roche, A. Crawford, L. Magee, T. McBride, R. Wright, M. Williams), the team’s newly appointed Coach Keith Brown, the former Assistant Coach, had a challenge ahead of him.
The Lady Hoyas began the season well with a 9-4 record over the first 13 games of the season. As conference play started, the Hoyas started to lose more games than they expected. With a conference play record of 5-11, they ended the season with an overall record of 14-15. You could blame the fact that they just couldn’t get it done, but a major factor that contributed to all the losses was the fact that the Hoyas dealt with injuries to several rotational players, including: Logan Battle, Andrea White, Samisha Powell, & Katie McCormick, as the season neared a close.
Despite the disappointing record, the Lady Hoyas still managed to have a few highlighted moments throughout the season. For starters, they had a big win early in the season against Delaware, going toe-to-toe with one of their best players Elena Delle Don. Another highlighted moment of the season was SG Sugar Rodgers’ success in personal accolades. Rodgers accumulated more than 2,500 career points in her four seasons at Georgetown. No female or male player has ever scored that much in her or his time on the Hilltop. Rodgers also broke the Big East single-game scoring record with a whopping 42 points in the game against Villanova. Coach Brown will be losing three seniors this season, including Sugar Rodgers, but is bringing in six freshmen who he hopes will make an immediate and positive impact along with the eight returning players from this season. Next season will definitely be one to keep tabs on.
-Sophia Pompilus, Sports Staff Writer
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