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Hot Shooting Leads Villanova to Easy Win Over Georgetown

302sports 161 Feb 18

(Hahn, Villanova)

The Villanova Wildcats went 37-of-57 from the field for a blistering 64.9 percent en route to a convincing 91-43 win over the visiting Georgetown Hoyas. With the victory, Villanova improves to 16-9 overall and 7-7 in Big East play, while the Hoyas fall to 11-14 overall and 5-9 in conference action.

Villanova led 12-8 midway through the first quarter when the Wildcats used a 9-2 run to take a 21-10 lead after one. Junior forward Mary Gedaka had four of the nine points, while senior forward Jannah Tucker connected on a three and junior guard Kelly Jekot scored on a driving lay-up.

The Wildcats started the second quarter on an 8-0 run to take a 29-10 advantage. Three-point field goals by Tucker and sophomore guard Raven James highlighted the spurt. Villanova would use the run to propel them to a 38-16 halftime lead.

In the first 20 minutes of action, Villanova shot 64.0 percent from the field (16-of-25) and 46.1 percent from three-point range (6-of-13).

Villanova simply couldn't miss in the third quarter, as the Wildcats made 17 of 18 shots for 94.4 percent shooting. The shooting helped Villanova out score Georgetown by a 39-14 margin in the third to take a commanding 77-30 lead. Jekot was 7-of-7 from the field in the third stanza for 16 points, while Gedaka was 5-of-5 for 11 points. Villanova also had an assist on 12 of its 17 third quarter field goals.

The Wildcats would lead by as many as 53 in the fourth quarter and cruise to the win.

Jekot led Villanova in the win with a game-high 22 points on 10-of-12 shooting from the field, while Gedaka had 21 points on 10-of-11 shooting. Tucker had 14 points (5-of-7 shooting; 4-of-6 from three), while senior guard Adrianna Hahn (Ursuline) was the fourth Wildcat in double figures with 11 points to go with five rebounds and five assists.

Georgetown was paced Tayanna Jones who had 10 points.

For the game, Villanova was 37-of-57 from the field (64.9%), 12-of-22 from three-point range (54.5%) and 5-of-9 from the foul line (55.6%), while the Hoyas shot 27.3 percent from the floor (15-of-55), 25.0 percent from behind the arc (4-of-16) and 9-of-11 from the charity stripe (81.8%). The Wildcats owned a 40-25 advantage on the backboards.

Villanova returns to action on Friday, Feb. 22, when the St. John's Red Storm visits the Finneran Pavilion. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

NOTES: Villanova has won 11 of the last 14 versus Georgetown and lead the all-time series by a 42-23 count…Today was Mary Gedaka's sixth 20-point game of the season…Kelly Jekot has scored double figures in 20 of the 25 games this season, including five games of 20 points or more… The Wildcats had 24 assists on 37 made field goals….Jannah Tucker is 9-of-17 from three in the last two games…Mary Gedaka is 81-of-110 from the field (.736) over her last 10 games…Today was the 13th time this year that the Wildcats have made double digits in three-point field goals…Villanova was 17-of-18 from the field for 94.4 percent and scored on every possession in the third quarter.