WASHINGTON (AP) -- Megan Duffy scored 16 points and Notre
Dame (No. 22 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP) avoided a late collapse to defeat Georgetown 54-52 for its first Big East road win of the season.
Melissa D'Amico had 10 rebounds for the Irish (12-5, 3-3 Big
East), who scored only one field goal in the last 10 minutes as
late-charging Georgetown put together a 19-4 run.Bethany LeSueur scored 19 points and Kieraah Marlow added 12 for
the Hoyas (8-9, 1-5). Kate Carlin's 3-pointer from the right wing
fell short at the buzzer, sending Georgetown to its third straight
defeat.Notre Dame's Breona Gray had the chance to seal the game, but
missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 14.9 seconds to play. She
got to the line after stealing Nikki Bozeman's pass on the previous
possession. seconds left.The Irish led 32-18 at halftime. They extended the lead to 17
three times, the last coming on Charel Allen's layup with 10:07
left.Notre Dame led 19-6 as the Hoyas shot 1-of-11 from the floor in
the opening six-plus minutes.The Irish lead the series 20-2.