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Villanova WBB Dominates in 62-47 Win Against Georgetown

Written by on February 13, 2024

On Tuesday afternoon, the Villanova Wildcats beat Big East Conference opponent Georgetown Hoyas in a 62-47 win in Washington, D.C. Villanova now improves to 16-8 on the year and 9-4 in the Big East, whereas Georgetown is now 16-9 on the year and falls to 6-8 in the Big East. Villanova’s Lucy Olsen led the team with 33 points, and Georgetown’s Ariel Jenkins led with 13 points.

First Quarter: Back and Forth Play

The first quarter could be categorized as a classic Big East Conference game: back-and-forth plays with each team desperately trying to take the lead. Villanova found themselves neck to neck with the Hoyas for most of the first quarter until they finally broke free and went on a 5-2 scoring run to close out the half of points from Bella Runyan, Megan Olbrys, and Kaitlyn Orihel.

Second Quarter: Villanova Maintains Lead Going Into Half

The Wildcats and Hoyas again found themselves neck to neck, with Georgetown taking the lead for the first time after Brianna Scott hit a lay-up for 2 points. The Hoyas were now up, 21-19, with around 4 minutes left in the game. But, rest assured, Villanova would not let the Hoyas further their lead; the Wildcats then went on an 8-2 scoring run to have them go into the half leading 27-23. Both Bella Runyan and Lucy Olsen contributed to the run.

Third Quarter: Villanova Takes Control

The highlight of the quarter was when the Wildcats went on a 17-0 run to widen their lead to 44-27. This came after the game was tied 27-27. Lucy Olsen was a critical factor in Villanova’s scoring run, contributing 13 of 17 points. Maddie Weber had the other 4 points. The Hoyas would score 6 points to make the score 46-33, with Villanova leading.

Fourth Quarter: Villanova Closes Out Game

The game was scoreless for around 3 minutes, with Villanova still holding the lead. Olsen eventually broke the scoreless span by scoring 4 points off two free throws to widen Villanova’s lead to 50-39. The Hoyas then scored off a jumper from Claude and a free throw from Bembry to make the score 50-42. Villanova would then maintain the pressure and earn the 62-57 win.

Looking Forward:

Villanova plays Butler, another Big East opponent, at the Finneran Pavilion on Saturday at 4 P.M.