Georgetown women upset No. 22 St. John's 60-57

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 18, 2014 at 9:38 pm •  Published: February 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Samisha Powell scored 13 points and Georgetown came from behind to defeat No. 22 St. John's 60-57 Tuesday night.

Faith Woodard and Logan Battle each scored 12 points and Natalie Butler added 14 rebounds for the Hoyas (9-18, 3-12 Big East), who ended the Red Storm's 11-game winning streak and beat a ranked opponent for the first time since Nov. 11, 2012.

Amber Thompson scored 14 points and Aliyyah Handford and Briana Brown each added 13 for the Red Storm (19-6, 12-2), who hadn't lost since Jan. 5 at Xavier. St. John's had also beaten Georgetown four consecutive times. The Red Storm shot just 29 percent in the decisive second half.

After Georgetown's Katie McCormick made two free throws with 9.9 seconds remaining, Eugeneia McPherson's potential game-tying 3-pointer bounced off the back rim as time expired.

Trailing 31-29 at halftime, Georgetown took its first lead of the game, 37-36, on two free throws by Woodard with 16:09 remaining. After St. John's retook the lead on a layup by McPherson, Andrea White scored inside to put the Hoyas up for good, 38-37.

The Hoyas maintained their advantage and grew it to as much as nine by attacking the basket relentlessly and capitalizing on St. John's giveaways. The Red Storm turned the ball over 20 times, which led to 17 Georgetown points.

After Powell's fastbreak layup and free throw with 1:16 to play gave Georgetown a 58-51 lead, St. John's scored six consecutive points to get within 58-57 on two free throws by Brown with 21.8 seconds left.

St. John's led the entire first half and built its lead to 10 points twice, but Georgetown closed the half on a 12-4 run.

Thompson had a career-high six blocks for the Red Storm, who won the teams' first meeting on Jan. 26, 66-63.