The Hoyas do not like to roam far from home, but they still managed one more win in their final road trip of the season.

The Georgetown women’s basketball team (10-15, 5-9) split their last two games outside McDonough Gymnasium. On Saturday, West Virginia (16-9, 7-7) avenged an earlier loss to the Hoyas with a 73-61 win, but Georgetown bounced back to take down St. John’s 64-57 on Tuesday.

The Hoyas posted wins over both teams earlier this season, but this time only the Red Storm (17-8, 6-8) were vulnerable to Georgetown’s assaults. West Virginia, on the other hand, stopped the Hoyas with a big closing run to avenge a close loss only two weeks earlier.

Foul trouble cost the Mountaineers in the first matchup as two starters went to the bench early and Georgetown ran up the score from the free-throw line. West Virginia kept its top scorers in the game to the finish, capping off the win with an 18-8 run in the final five minutes.

The contest featured sharp shooting on both sides from beyond the three-point line. The two teams each nailed seven treys in a game that featured heavy perimeter play. West Virginia’s senior guard Yolanda Paige and sophomore guard Meg Bulger led the game with 20 points each. Freshman center Olayinka Sanni, who powered her way to 21 points in the previous game, was kept to only 10 this time.

Freshman guard Kristin Heidloff dropped in four three-pointers to pace Georgetown with 14 points. Freshman forward Kieraah Marlow contributed 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Hoyas at the post.

Georgetown held the lead for much of the first half before West Virginia dropped nine unanswered points to end the half ahead by one point, 35-34. The Hoyas stayed competitive throughout the second half until the 5:14 mark. Trailing by two at 55-53, Georgetown steadily fell out of the game as West Virginia piled up the points from Paige and Bulger.

The Hoyas did not help themselves with 26 percent shooting from the floor in the second half. The Mountaineers sank 13 field goals to their opponents’ seven.

Georgetown returned to the court a few days later to earn its 11th consecutive victory over St. John’s with an up-and-down effort. Despite blowing a 14-point lead in the second half, the Hoyas managed to hang on thanks to 17 second-half points from the free-throw line and snap a three-game losing streak.

Sophomore guard Kate Carlin broke the game open in the first half with 14 points and four three-pointers for Georgetown. The Hoyas shot an above-average 45 percent to bolster their lead in the first half. The team pulled away to 29-14 with four minutes left before halftime but eventually let the Red Storm back into the game.

St. John’s shot out to a fast start in the second half, embarking on an 11-2 run to move within one point of their guests, 35-34, within the first three minutes. The Red Storm took over the lead for several minutes in the half before the Hoyas started racking up points from the charity stripe to take the win.

Marlow and LeSueur were the other top scorers for the Hoyas, chipping in 14 and 13 points, respectively. Senior guard Mary Lisicky, hampered this season by a lingering hip injury, still cracked the top-10 career scoring list for Georgetown when a three-pointer put her total up to 1,268 points in four years.

Senior guard Greeba Barlow led St. John’s with 16 points while sophomore forward Angela Clark recorded the games only double-double with 11 points and 14 boards. The Hoyas were outrebounded for the fourth straight game, this time by a 49-42 margin.

Georgetown now stands at ninth place in the Big East standings with two games left for each team and a first-round postseason matchup against either St. John’s or West Virginia. But before the seeds sort themselves out, the Hoyas will have to finish up its regular season with two games at home.

In this season’s mid-January matchup, the Wildcats cruised to a 71-52 victory on the strength of their perimeter shooting. Junior forward Liad Suez and sophomore forward Jackie Adamshick have provided much of the offensive energy for Villanova, both averaging over 13 points per game. The Wildcats (17-8, 10-4) currently sit in fourth place in the Big East and are a near lock for another NCAA tournament appearance, and a win over the Hoyas could bring them that much closer. For Georgetown, a win would bolster their seeding in the crowded lower ranks of the conference.

Georgetown will face Villanova at 2 p.m. tomorrow in McDonough Gymnasium.

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