Even the least knowledgeable basketball fan would have no trouble figuring out how Georgetown beat the visiting St. Catharine College Patriots in women’s basketball Thursday night. One glance at the number 24 under offensive rebounds would tell how Georgetown won the game 86-71.
The Tigers, 8-1 overall and 3-0 in the Mid-South Conference, repeatedly got second chances that allowed them to turn an early first half deficit of 10 points into a 42-35 halftime lead. After intermission they built the lead to double digits early and the Patriots (9-2, 0-2) could never make a sustained run.
Overall the Tigers had 54 rebounds while St. Catharine grabbed 37. Neither team shot well as Georgetown hit 36 percent from the field and the Patriots shot 38 percent. But the home team was 87 percent from the foul line (27-31) while St. Catharine was 12-18 (67 percent).
Jane Howard led three Patriots in double figures with 16 points. Lametria Jackson added 14 points and Kasei Evans had 13. Carol Ruiz-Lopez, a 5-5 guard, led St. Catharine in rebounds with seven.
All five Georgetown starters scored in double figures led by Andrea Howard’s 23 points. Devon Golden had a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds.
The Patriots continue Mid-South Conference play Saturday at Shawnee State at 2:00.