Though the weather in South Orange was gloomy on Wednesday evening, it was not the only rain that Georgetown experienced. Seton Hall women’s basketball splashed 19 three-pointers, both a program and Big East conference single-game record, in their dominant 91-62 win to snap their three-game losing streak.
Four of the Pirate’s five shots from downtown, two of which came from Andra Espinoza-Hunter, fell as they led 12-9 early in the first frame. Seton Hall kept firing and ended the first quarter with a 23-17 lead. Espinoza-Hunter could not miss as she scored 13 early points on 5-of-5 shooting for The Hall.
Lauren Park-Lane showed her dominance in the second quarter, scoring eight of the team’s first 11 points. A 19-4 run led by three deep balls from Mya Jackson put the game in Seton Hall’s hands, as they held a 48-25 lead with less than four minutes before the break. 12 first-half three-pointers for the Pirates gave them a commanding 53-32 lead at halftime.
A break was the last thing Seton Hall needed, though, as they went scoreless for the first 4:25 of the third quarter before Sidney Cooks made her way to the block for an easy jumper. Though Georgetown outscored the Pirates to begin the half 20-to-16, the Hoyas could not get the lead down to single digits as they entered the final quarter trailing, 69-52.
The fourth quarter was not much more generous for Georgetown as Seton Hall continued to dominate. The Hall’s scorching 19-of-31 from the arc paved the way for a dominant 91-62 victory. Georgetown did lead on the boards, though, with a 31-to-28 advantage.
Espinoza-Hunter scored 25 points thanks to seven three-pointers with four assists and three rebounds. Park-Lane got back to where she left off with a 20-point, 10-assist double-double. Mya Jackson’s presence was evident as well as she added a season-high 17 points.
Coach Bozzella and the Pirates improve to 4-7 in Big East play and 9-10 overall. They look to stay in the win column when they return to action on Friday, February 4th at Walsh Gymnasium to face Xavier at 1:00 pm.