- Obama: Hole U.S. ‘digging out of’ requires billions more in unemployment benefits
- Obama’s regulatory agenda will cost U.S. economy $143B next year: report
- Patriot Act author on James Clapper: Fire, prosecute him
- Russia P.M. Medvedev: No amnesty for political prisoners
- Michigan GOP Senate hopeful reminds government is the ‘servant’
- Christmas, by Congress: Members mull a 15-cent tax on trees
- U.S. unemployment falls to five-year low of 7 percent; 203K jobs added
- World mourns Nelson Mandela and celebrates his life; burial set for Dec. 15
- Bill O’Reilly reminds: Nelson Mandela ‘was a communist’
- John Boehner says GOP should support gay candidates: ‘I do’
Hoyas women fall in season finale
Question of the Day
“We were praying before the game,” said Magee.”Usually [my Mom] sends [the prayer] through a text message because I’m from Oklahoma, before every game, but she was here. So we prayed together.”
While the seniors took their home court for the last time, the 15th-ranked Hoyas attempted to rally from a six-point deficit with three minutes left but fell to 20th-ranked St. John’s 54-45 in a Big East matchup.
“I have no idea why my team showed up how they did today,” coach Terri Williams-Flournoy said. “It’s never happened before. We’re coming off of a really good win, a hard-fought win with Syracuse. We know what’s at stake.”
St. John’s held Georgetown to 27.1 percent shooting and connected at a 34.9 rate.
Red Storm coach Kim Barnes Arico said, “I thought it was a really, really ugly game, but I thought it was two great teams trying to grind it out on the last regular-season game.”
Pressure defense was a factor for both teams.
“We’re probably pretty similar,” said Barnes Acrio. “We turned the ball over a ton tonight and a large part due to their pressure. And they probably didn’t shoot the ball as well as normal in a large part due to our pressure…. It was ugly.”
The schools combined for 43 fouls, with Georgetown racking up 25. Magee took two within the first two minutes and was held to two points for the game.
“Right away, it takes you out of your normal flow, your normal rotation that we usually have,” Williams-Flournoy said.
Said Magee: “I can take a lot of personal responsibility. As a leader, as a senior, as one of our top scorers, me being out of the game because I fouled too much, it hurts our team. It hurts the chemistry, it hurts the flow.”
Ultimately, the Hoyas were doomed by their mistakes.
“We fouled and continuously put them on the free throw line. They were in double-bonus,” Williams-Flournoy said. “You can’t foul a team that many times.”
Sugar Rodgers led Georgetown with 13 points despite an uncharacteristic 6-for-25 effort from the floor. Many shots were taken off-balance.
“I thought she just completely rushed her game today,” Williams-Flournoy said. “I never feel that anyone can take anything away from Sugar, I feel Sugar takes herself out of the game.”
© Copyright 2013 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
- Spike in battlefield deaths linked to restrictive rules of engagement
- Obama administration issues permits for wind farms to kill more eagles
- Rush Limbaugh: Obama trying to make Mandela death about himself
- Bill OReilly reminds: Nelson Mandela was a communist
- PRUDEN: British press horrified as London's new mayor dares to proclaim the truth
- Obama: Hole U.S. 'digging out of' requires billions more in unemployment benefits
- NAPOLITANO: Pope Francis should be saving souls, not pocketbooks
- EDITORIAL: Our ideological president
- Kill team: Obama war chiefs widen drone death zones
- MILLER: Obamacare enrollees include 101 members of the House of Representatives
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Red Alert focuses on the hottest political topics in the nation and calls Americans to action.
History doesn't have to be grim; there is a lot to be learned from the pages of time.
The Constitution: Every issue, every time. No exceptions, no excuses. And how to get from here to there.
Why can’t humans just be free to be humans?
White House pets gone wild!