Leopards fall to No. 18/19 Georgetown
Nov. 28, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lafayette entered the Verizon Center to take on No. 18/19 Georgetown on Saturday afternoon but fell 97-64. Forward Jared Mintz and guard Jim Mower both scored double figures for the third consecutive game shooting 16 and 12, respectively.
The Hoyas led throughout the game, but Lafayette (4-2) trailed just 25-23 with 8:41 to play in the first half off a layup by Mintz. Georgetown, led by Greg Monroe's seven points, closed the half with a 20-6 run to lead 45-31 at the break. The Leopards, who were playing the Hoyas for the first time in 30 years and a ranked opponent for the first time since February 2006, hit five of seven from 3-point range in the first 10 minutes of the game. The Hoyas went 12-for-12 from the charity line with Monroe making all five of his five attempts in the half.
Georgetown (4-0) came out for the second half and went on a 17-9 run in the first five minutes. The Hoyas dominated the rest of the game only allowing Lafayette to score 33 points to their 52.
The Hoyas had six players in double figures, led by Jason Clark with 19 points, followed by Hollis Thompson with 16. Georgetown finished shooting 83 percent from the line, and 61 percent from the field.
Lafayette finished shooting 70 percent from the line and 43 percent from the field.
Lafayette will host its final doubleheader when they welcome St. Peter's Monday night for an 8:30 p.m. tip off.