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Wildcats fall to Georgetown in BIG EAST Quarterfinals

(Hahn, Villanova)

In the quarterfinal round of the 2018 Big East Tournament on Sunday night, the Villanova Wildcats lost the Georgetown Hoyas by a score of 63-58. With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 22-8 on the season, while Georgetown improves to 15-14 on the year.

Villanova led 49-44 with 7:06 to play in regulation, when the Hoyas scored six straight points to take a 50-49 lead at the 5:41 mark. Hoya junior guard Dionna White had four of the six points on two free throws and a lay-up. Wildcat sophomore guard Kelly Jekot made one of two at the foul line to end the Georgetown spurt and tie the game at 50-50.

On Georgetown's next possession, the Hoyas took the lead for good when Cynthia Petke drained a three from the wing to give her team a 53-50 advantage with 5:01 on the clock. Following the Petke triple, neither team was able to score for the next 3:51 until Morgan Smith converted a driving lay-up to put the Hoyas up two possessions at 55-50.

The Wildcats sliced the lead to 55-53 with 58 seconds to go on a long three-ball by junior guard Adrianna Hahn (Ursuline). Georgetown then ran the shot clock down and went up four at 57-53 on a lay-up by White with 30 seconds to play. Georgetown would then go 6-of-8 from the charity stripe over the game's final 21 seconds to secure the victory.

In the loss, senior guard Alex Louin registered a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore forward Mary Gedaka and Hahn each added 12 points. Gedaka was 5-of-6 from the field.

Georgetown was paced by Petke who had a game-high 24 points and 11 rebounds, while White tallied 20 points and nine boards.

For the game, Villanova was 22-of-51 from the field (43.1%), 5-of-24 from three-point range (20.8%) and 9-of-11 from the free throw line (81.8%), while the Hoyas shot 41.7 percent from the floor (25-of-60), 40.0 percent from long distance (4-of-10) and 56.3 percent from the foul line (9-of-16). Each team was credited with 34 rebounds.

NOTES: Villanova falls to 4-2 all-time versus Georgetown in the Big East Tournament...The Wildcats are now 32-32 all-time in the Big East Tournament...Villanova drops to 4-3 all-time in the Big East Tournament as the No. 3 seed...Mary Gedaka has scored in double figures in 13 of the last 15 games...Alex Louin recorded her fifth double-double of the season...Villanova has made at least one three-point field goal in 459 consecutive games.

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