Saturday, January 25, 2014

Hoyas loss at Creighton

Georgetown's defense was key for most of the first half until Wragge knocked down his second three pointer to tie the game at 13-13. From the 7:05 mark the Hoyas didn't score until 3:32 on a layup made by junior forward Mikael Hopkins. At 5:39 Bluejays McDermott made one free throw to put his team in the lead 16-15 with 5:39 to the half. Once again, the Hoyas struggled to score from the 2:21 mark until Starks made a layup at .20 seconds to the half.. In the first half Creighton was held at bay in the scoring department for long stretches during the first half as well.

In the first half, the Hoyas shot 10-31 @ 32.3% in field goals, 2-7 @ 28.6% in 3's, 2-3 @ 66.7% from the free throw line. Creighton shot 10-25 @ 40%, 4-11 @36.4% in 3's, 10-13 @ 76.9% in the first half.

Hoyas hit 15 points by the 12:44 mark, score 52-40. From the 12:24 to 10:57 the Hoyas hadn't scored. Three jump shots were missed by River, Starks and Hopkins. Creighton managed to take a fifteen point lead at 8:48.  After an offensive lull for 4:42 minutes Hoyas Markel Starks knocked down a jump shot at the 8:02 mark, but the Hoyas were still down 58-42 at 6: 01. The Hoyas would not go away with Rivera knocking down a three pointer putting the score 58-45. 

Three baskets made in a row by the Hoyas. Both team's were trading baskets at the 3:25 mark. The score was 66-53. Starks made a jumper at 3:28, but the Hoyas were still down 13 points with the score at 66-53. After 3:28 to go in the game, Starks, Hopkins  and Rivera combinee for 10 points, but not enough for the win. Bluejays Wragge knock down three consecutive three pointer in the first half. He was held to zero points in the second half.. In the Bluejays previous game against Villanova Wragge went 9-14 in three pointers scoring 27 points.

It was good to see Coach Thompson III keep his team encouraged clapping it up despite the odds and how many his team was down. Encouragement can go a long way in life, no need to walk with with your head held down, go and play as hard as you can and have fun. Hoyasaxa! 

“No matter how many times you get knocked down, keep getting back up. God sees your resolve. He sees your determination. And when you do everything you can do, that’s when God will step in and do what you can’t do.”
Offiical Box Score 2nd half.

Just keep on grinding Hoyas! 

Up next, Villanova

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