Jan. 4, 2014
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WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Sophomore Brooklyn Pumroy converted two go-ahead free throws in the final seconds of overtime as the Marquette women's basketball team (11-3, 2-1 BIG EAST) defeated Georgetown 82-80 on Saturday evening at McDonough Gymnasium.
Senior Katherine Plouffe led all scorers with a career-best 33 points and her sixth double-double this season by also pulling down 13 boards. It was the first time an MU player has recorded at least 30 points since Angel Robinson in 2010.
Classmate Katie Young notched 22 points, including 17 points in the second half, while Pumroy handed out a career-best 11 assists and had two takeaways.
Georgetown (6-8, 0-2) was led by Andrea White with 22 points and had three other players record double figures. White also grabbed 12 rebounds.
It was a tight game down the stretch in the second half as Marquette took its first lead in the stanza, 55-54 after a layup from sophomore Lauren Tibbs with 9:25 remaining. The Golden Eagles connected on six straight free-throws and remained in front after a basket from Young, with 5:49 left to play. The teams traded leads back and forth, but the difference was at the charity stripe with MU connecting on 18-of-19 in the second half.
Despite multiple chances in the final possession the Golden Eagles could not convert a basket and the game went into overtime tied at 69.
Plouffe sank a shot from the left wing and followed with a 3-pointer from the same spot to put Marquette in front, 74-69 with 3:25 left in overtime A 3-pointer from Georgetown put the Hoyas within a point, 78-77 with just over a minute remaining. Following a pair of Plouffe free throws, Georgetown sank another trey to knot the game at 80 with just eight seconds left.
Pumroy was fouled on the ensuing possession and gave MU its final 82-80 edge by sinking two free throws.
Plouffe dominated the extra time scoring 11 of MU's 13 points
Junior Arlesia Morse drained a three as the buzzer sounded and the Golden Eagles went into the break trailing 36-28 as the Hoyas finished with a 19-11 run.
Plouffe led all scorers with 14 points in the first, shooting 6-for-11 from the floor in the frame.
The Golden Eagles return home Wednesday, Jan. 8 to host Seton Hall at 7 p.m. CT at the Al McGuire Center.