The Georgetown women's basketball team routed an injury-ridden George Washington squad, 69-41, last night at Smith Center for its seventh Straight victory.
An effective zone press and 58-percent field-goal shooting (21 of 36) enabled Georgetown (42-19) to take a 42-19 halftime lead.
"We expected to win," said Georgetown Coach Francis Carr. "But we certainly didn't expect it to be this easy."
It was that easy partly because George Washington (9-7) had several injured players. Junior guard Patti McCormick, who usually leads GW's floor game, was sidelined with a knee injury.
Guard Judy Durda was playing her first game after missing five weeks with a torn ligament. One of GW's leading rebounders. Leslie Bond, was playing her first game in two weeks because of a bruised thigh.
GW's lack of depth allowed the quicker Georgetown team to run to an 18-8 lead six minutes into the game. Abbie Dillon, the Hoyas' only graduating senior, put eight fast points on the board as the Georgetown press forced three successive Colonial turnovers.
GW continued to play sloppily, attempting wild cross-court passes and missing easy shots while Georgetown's K. C. Comerford (13 points) continued to score at the other end of the court.
Dillon led all scorers with 14 points. Junior Leslie Bond had 12 points for the Colonials.