Dec. 21, 2000
WASHINGTON, DC - Katie Smrcka-Duffy moved into fifth place on the Hoyas all-time scoring list as Georgetown defeated American University, 86-48, on Thursday (Dec. 21) at McDonough Arena.
Smrcka-Duffy, who now has 1,314 career points in her three years at GU, scored 16 of her game-high 22 points in the first half, as the Hoyas record improved to 7-3 on the season. Freshman Rebekkah Brunson scored a career-high 16 points in the game and had a game-high nine rebounds.
Kaitlin Schuyler (Fr., Baltimore, MD/Mercy) led American University (2-9) with 12 points before fouling out. The Eagles also got 8 points and 6 rebounds from Danielle Johnson (Jr., Pittsburgh, PA/Woodland Hills) and 6 rebounds and 4 blocks from Hollie Steinman (Jr., Pittsfield, MA/Taconic). With her performance, Steinman moves into sixth place on AU's all-time blocked shots list with 49.
The Hoyas forced 31 American turnovers, including 17 in the first half. Georgetown caught fire late in the first half and closed the first frame with a 10-2 run which gave them a 42-23 lead at the break. The Hoyas used a 20-5 run to open a commanding 84-46 lead in the second half with three minutes to play.
AU will take a short break for the holidays and return to action when they travel to Old Dominion for their first conference game of the season, January 2, 2001 at 7:00PM.