Georgetown defeats Mount St. Mary’s 72-50Saturday, Nov 24, 2012
Mikael Hopkins, who added 13 points, hit a layup to start the second half, and after the Mountaineers’ Xavier Owens scored to make it 36-34, the Hoyas (4-1) scored eight straight—including four by Hopkins—to lead 44-34.
The Mountaineers (1-3), who missed their first five 3-pointers of the second half, drew to within 50-44 on Rashad Whack’s 3-pointer with 8:22 remaining. Whack led Mount St. Mary’s with 11.
Georgetown quickly answered with eight points—four by Porter—to lead 58-44 with 4:13 left and finished the game on a 22-6 run.
The Hoyas had a 42-21 rebounding advantage and held Mount St. Mary’s to 25.8 percent second-half shooting (8 of 31).
Mount St. Mary’s, under first-year coach Jamion Christian, played Georgetown well for the first half. Taylor Danaher’s jump tied the score at 23-all with 5:29 to play before halftime.
Georgetown scored six straight to take a 29-23 lead, but Sam Prescott’s 3-pointer pulled the Mountaineers to within 34-32 at halftime.
The Hoyas hit 63.6 percent (14 of 22) from the field in the first half but had 11 turnovers.