PISCATAWAY, NJ – A tenacious Rutgers defense held Georgetown scoreless for a span of nearly 10 minutes in the first half as the No. 4/7 Scarlet Knights (12-2, 3-0 BIG EAST) ran their winning streak to seven games with a 69-33 victory over Georgetown (5-9, 0-3 BIG EAST) on Thursday at the Louis Brown Athletic Center." />
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No. 4/7 Rutgers Rolls Past Georgetown 69-33
  • Posted on January 13, 2005 12:00:00 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, NJ – A tenacious Rutgers defense held Georgetown scoreless for a span of nearly 10 minutes in the first half as the No. 4/7 Scarlet Knights (12-2, 3-0 BIG EAST) ran their winning streak to seven games with a 69-33 victory over Georgetown (5-9, 0-3 BIG EAST) on Thursday at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.

    Leading 8-7 with 15:03 remaining in the first half, Rutgers scored the game’s next 16 points to take a 24-7 advantage with just under six minutes to play in the opening stanza. During the run, junior Michelle Campbell (Princeton, NJ) scored 10 points on her way to a game-high 20-point effort. Additionally, the Scarlet Knights held Georgetown without a field goal for 12 minutes (15:03-3:03) as they took a 30-17 lead into the locker room.

    The Hoyas made a lay-up to open play in the second half, cutting the deficit to 11 points (30-19), but Rutgers squashed any hopes of a comeback with a 16-4 run that saw its lead balloon to 23 points (46-23) with 10:35 to play.

    Rutgers received balanced scoring, as Campbell (20 points, seven rebounds) and freshmen Matee Ajavon (Newark, NJ) (18 points, 8-for-11 shooting) led the way. Essence Carson (Paterson, NJ) and Chelsea Newton (Monroe, LA) each contributed eight points. In 23 minutes, senior Cappie Pondexter (Chicago, IL) had six points and a team-high four assists.

    Rutgers limited Georgetown to just 12 field goals and 22.6 percent shooting. Bethany Leueur was the only Hoya to reach double figures (10 points). The 33 points is the lowest that RU has given up since a 54-29 victory over Vermont on Nov. 25, 2000.

    Tonight’s game can be seen on a tape-delayed basis on Patriot Media on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 9:00 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 17, at 9:30 p.m.

    Rutgers returns to action on Sunday, Jan. 16, when it travels to Columbus, OH, to face fifth-ranked Ohio State as part of the BIG EAST/Big Ten Challenge at 3:00 p.m. The game can be seen live on ESPN2.

    POSTGAME NOTES

    DE-FENSE
    A stifling Rutgers defense held Georgetown scoreless for nearly 10 minutes in the first half (15:03-5:34). During that time, the Scarlet Knights outscored the Hoyas 16-0.
    Additionally, Rutgers held the Hoyas to just 17 first-half points, their second-lowest scoring output in a half this season. Georgetown made just five field goals in the first half, connecting on 20.8 percent of its shots. It was the eighth time this year that RU held an opponent to 20 points or less in a half.

    TAKING CARE OF THE ROCK
    Entering tonight’s game, Rutgers had the best turnover margin in the BIG EAST. That trend continued, as the Scarlet Knights forced 25 takeaways while turning the ball over just 14 times (+11).

    ROCKING THE RAC
    Through seven home games this season, Rutgers is:
    -Averaging 68.1 points per game
    -Giving up just 44.7 points per game
    -Winning by an average margin of 23.4 points
    -Forcing an average of 22.6 turnovers per game

    ON A STREAK
    With its seventh consecutive win, Rutgers is now enjoying its longest unbeaten streak since it reeled off 11 straight wins from January 25 through March 1, 2003.

    CAMPBELL LEADS RU IN SCORING
    Despite averaging a team-high 13.2 points per game entering tonight’s contest, Michelle Campbell was the Scarlet Knights’ leading scorer for the first time since a 75-60 victory over Kentucky on Nov. 27.

    Official Basketball Box Score
    Georgetown vs Rutgers
    01/13/05 7:30 p.m. at Louis Brown Athl. Center; Piscataway, NJ
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    VISITORS: Georgetown 5-9, 0-3
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    14 TAMOULIANIS, Varda.. f  1-5    0-0    0-2    2  2  4   5   2  1  3  0  0  18
    44 MARLOW, Kieraah..... f  2-8    0-0    1-1    4  1  5   4   5  1  2  1  0  37
    02 HEIDLOFF, Kristin... g  1-6    1-4    0-0    1  3  4   0   3  1  4  0  1  29
    03 CARLIN, Kate........ g  2-9    2-7    0-0    0  5  5   0   6  0  6  1  1  32
    24 LESUEUR, Bethany.... g  4-12   0-0    2-5    1  1  2   1  10  1  4  0  5  33
    01 JENKINS, Sarah......    1-8    0-2    2-2    1  1  2   3   4  0  3  0  0  21
    05 LISICKY, Mary.......    0-2    0-1    0-0    0  6  6   0   0  1  0  0  1  13
    12 TYBURSKI, Leslie....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
    21 BEAL, Rhea..........    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   3
    55 WHITT, Christine....    1-2    0-0    1-2    2  0  2   3   3  0  3  2  0  13
       TEAM................                         5  5 10
       Totals..............   12-53   3-14   6-12  16 24 40  16  33  5 25  4  8 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  5-24 20.8%   2nd Half:  7-29 24.1%   Game: 22.6%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-7  28.6%   2nd Half:  1-7  14.3%   Game: 21.4%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  5-9  55.6%   2nd Half:  1-3  33.3%   Game: 50.0%    3
    
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    HOME TEAM: Rutgers 12-2, 3-0
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    34 CAMPBELL, Michelle.. f  8-15   0-0    4-4    3  4  7   1  20  2  1  0  1  33
    03 LOCKE, Courtney..... g  1-6    0-3    0-0    0  1  1   2   2  1  0  0  0  15
    05 CARSON, Essence..... g  3-5    0-1    2-2    0  4  4   1   8  1  0  1  3  30
    13 JETT, Nikki......... g  2-3    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   2   4  3  2  0  0  23
    32 NEWTON, Chelsea..... g  4-8    0-0    0-1    0  4  4   1   8  3  1  0  2  23
    12 ADAMS, Katie........    0-0    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   3   0  1  2  0  0   5
    20 REED, Tudy..........    0-2    0-0    0-2    0  2  2   2   0  0  0  0  0  12
    22 AJAVON, Matee.......    8-11   1-3    1-2    1  2  3   0  18  3  6  2  3  28
    25 PONDEXTER, Cappie...    3-4    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   6  4  2  0  2  23
    55 RICHMAN, Rebecca....    1-2    0-0    1-2    1  3  4   3   3  0  0  1  0   8
       TEAM................                            4  4
       Totals..............   30-56   1-7    8-13   6 26 32  15  69 18 14  4 11 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-26 46.2%   2nd Half: 18-30 60.0%   Game: 53.6%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-5   0.0%   2nd Half:  1-2  50.0%   Game: 14.3%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  6-11 54.5%   2nd Half:  2-2  100 %   Game: 61.5%   1,2
    
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    Officials: Kathy Lynch, Ken Dreyton, Margaret Geneleta
    Technical fouls: Georgetown-TEAM. Rutgers-None.
    Attendance: 2526
    Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
    Georgetown....................   17   16  -   33
    Rutgers.......................   30   39  -   69
    ID-316994
    
    Points in the paint-HOYAS 12,RUTGERS 30. Points off turnovers-HOYAS 9,RUTGERS 24.
    2nd chance points-HOYAS 7,RUTGERS 7. Fast break points-HOYAS 4,RUTGERS 16.
    Bench points-HOYAS 7,RUTGERS 27. Score tied-2 times. Lead changed-2 times.
    Last FG-HOYAS 2nd-05:13, RUTGERS 2nd-00:01.
    
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