Women’s Basketball Writer
The Maryland Terps suffered their first loss of the season Tuesday night, falling to in-state rival Georgetown 53-45 in Washington, DC.
Maryland (1-1, 0-0 ACC) took a 45-43 lead with a little under two minutes left in the game off a pair of Alicia DeVaughn free throws. The Lady Terps were unable to hold on, however, as the Hoyas made two back-to-back three pointers to clinch their first-ever win over the Terrapins.
The No. 13 ranked Hoyas (2-0, 0-0 Big East) were led by Sugar Rodgers, a preseason All-Big East selection, who scored 21 points on the Terps and also chipped in four rebounds and three steals.
The young Terps shot an abysmal 13.3% from the field in the second half and a disappointing 0-11 from behind the arc. But they did show potential, clawing back from a ten-point deficit early in the second half, sparked by a fast break layup from DeVaughn. Center Lynetta Kizer and DeVaughn led the team in points with 10 apiece.
Maryland returns home Thursday for a showdown with an in-state rival, the Towson Tigers, at 7 p.m. ET.
Player of the Game: Freshmen Alicia DeVaughn’s layup with 16 minutes to go in the game sparked the comeback that ultimately fell short for the Terps. She scored all ten of her points in the second half and added 12 rebounds.