Hoyas women beat Pittsburgh despite down game from Sugar Rodgers

From news services and staff reports
Thursday, February 11, 2010; D06

Monica McNutt scored 17 points and Jalessa Butler added 16 -- all in the second half -- including a tiebreaking jumper with 37 seconds remaining to help No. 16 Georgetown go on the road and beat Pittsburgh, 66-63.

The Hoyas (20-3, 9-1 Big East) won even though freshman guard Sugar Rodgers, the conference's leading scorer, was held to a season-low two points -- 17 below her season average. Rodgers had scored at least 11 points in each of the first 22 games.

Pepper Wilson led the Panthers (12-11, 1-9) with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Chelsea Cole added 13 points.

Butler's jumper snapped a 63-63 tie and Kenya Crawford added a free throw with 10 seconds left for Georgetown.

The Hoyas won their third straight games and for the 19th time in its last 20.

-- AMERICAN 53, BUCKNELL 49: Junior Liz Leer led the Eagles with 11 first-half points while classmate Michelle Kirk found her rhythm in the second half, exploding for 17 of her game-high 19 points in the final 20 minutes as the Eagles beat the Bison (7-15, 3-6 Patriot League) in Lewisburg, Pa.

American (15-8, 8-1) picked up its ninth victory in its last 10 games.

-- GW-RICHMOND, PPD.: The Colonials' game against the Spiders that originally was scheduled for Wednesday night at Smith Center and then rescheduled for Thursday night has been postponed indefinitely because of the snow. The game will be made up at a date to be determined.

-- NAVY-LEHIGH, PPD.: The Midshipmen's game against the Mountain Hawks that was scheduled for Wednesday night was postponed because of snow. The game was rescheduled for Thursday night at 5 p.m. in Annapolis.

Terps-Cavs set tip-off

Virginia's men's game at Maryland next Monday is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. The game was originally scheduled to be played Wednesday, but was postponed because of historic snow accumulations in the Washington area.

-- NAVY 85, LEHIGH 78: Navy senior Chris Harris went off for 40 points, including eight three-pointers, to lead the Midshipmen (12-12, 6-3) to a road victory over the Patriot League-leading Mountain Hawks in Bethlehem, Pa.

Lehigh (15-9, 6-3) was led by C.J. McCollum's 27 points.

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