No. 20 Georgetown 72, Missouri St. 59

Sugar Rodgers shook off early foul trouble to score 18 of her 20

points in the second half, and No. 20 Georgetown beat Missouri

State 72-59 on Sunday.

Monica McNutt added 14 points for the Hoyas (9-3) in their

return from a four-game road trip, and Rubylee Wright scored 13 to

give Georgetown two straight wins after consecutive losses at Miami

and Rutgers earlier in December.

Jasmine Malone had 16 points and Casey Garrison added 13 for the

Bears (7-3), who saw their five-game win streak snapped in the

second of a three-game East Coast road trip.

The Bears were outrebounded 49-29 and never led, even though

they tied it 27-all on a 3-pointer by Garrison and Karly Buer’s

jumper early in the secnod half. McNutt responded with a 3-pointer

to give the Hoyas back the lead, Wright hit another 3 and the Hoyas

pulled away.