Omaha, Neb. — Powered by 24 points from senior Audrey Faber, the Creighton women’s basketball team defeated Georgetown 65-38 on Sunday, Jan. 6.
The win pushed Creighton to 8-7 on the season and 2-2 in the BIG EAST, while Georgetown fell to 8-7 overall and 2-2 in conference action.
The Bluejays got off to a quick start in the first quarter, bursting out to a 12-3 edge in the opening five minutes. Freshman Gracey Griglione delivered the Bluejays’ opening bucket, followed by a three-pointer from sophomore Temi Carda to make it 5-0. After the Hoyas got on the board with a trifecta of their own, Faber scored the next seven points of the game to Creighton out to the 12-3 advantage with 5:29 remaining. Before the opening frame concluded Georgetown got as close as five at 14-9, but a trey from junior Jaylyn Agnew in the final minute allowed the Bluejays to take a 17-9 lead into the second.
The Creighton advantage grew to double-digits as Agnew sliced through the Hoyas defense for an easy layup to open the second period. Trailing 19-9, Georgetown rattled off nine straight points to get within one at 19-18 (6:18). The Bluejays responded to the test by making the extra pass as senior Jade Owens found junior Olivia Elger for an open three on the left wing. After a defensive stop, Faber went to work on the block for another deuce, giving the Bluejays some breathing room at 24-18. Georgetown got within three at 24-21 and 26-23, but the Bluejays answered each time. In the final three minutes of the half, Creighton used a 7-2 run, getting layups from Agnew and freshman Payton Brotzki as well as a trey from Faber to take a 33-25 lead into half.
Creighton’s edge remained eight midway through the third quarter at 39-31 (6:53), but the Bluejays created some separation with an 8-0 run. Once more Faber led the charge with consecutive buckets in the paint to start things off, then Brotzki and Carda chimed in to extend the Bluejay lead to 47-31 (3:10). The Bluejays continued to extend the lead throughout the final period, outscoring Georgetown 18-4 over the last ten minutes of play.
Faber led all scorers with 24 points, also collected six assists and five blocks. The Bluejays also got 13 points and six rebounds from Agnew. Georgetown’s Dionna White led the Hoyas with 14 points in the loss.
The Bluejays return to the hardwood on Friday, Jan. 11 as Creighton faces Seton Hall in New Jersey at 10 am (CT).