The 11th-ranked University of Maryland women's basketball team, led by Debbie Lytle and Myra Waters,beat Georgetown, 93-69, last night at McDonough Gym.
Despite the score, the Terrapins' fourth victory in four tries wasn't easy. The Hoyas, who had been down 26 points, trailed by only seven with 10 left.
"All in all, I was pretty pleased," Maryland Coach Chris Weller said. "We played good zone defense, which was the best thing we did all night."
After Hoya freshman center Alyson Westbrooks (20 points) gave Georgetown its only two leads of the game at 2-0 and 6-4, Maryland went to work. Maryland's zone defense clogged Hoya passing lanes and opened up the fast break. Marsha Richardson's breakaway made it 27-15 and the Terrapins went on to score 14 of the next 18 points.
In the second half, Maryland took a 59-33 lead, before Georgetown stole the ball eight times.
Led by Erin Reid (17 points), Diane Toliver (10) and K.C. Comerford (18), the Hoyas converted six steals into layups. A theft by Comerford and feed to Reid made it 63-56 with 9:40 remaining.
Then Lytle's three fielders helped Maryland to a 77-60 lead.