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Pitt Women's Basketball Defeated by No. 19 Georgetown, 82-54

Leeza Burdgess had 10 points and seven rebounds for Pitt.

Leeza Burdgess had 10 points and seven rebounds for Pitt.

Dec. 7, 2011

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PITTSBURGH (AP) -  No. 19 Georgetown moved past Pittsburgh, 82-54, on Wednesday night in the Big East opener for both teams.

The Hoyas (8-2, 1-0) used aggressive defense to run away from the Panthers (4-5, 0-1) early. Georgetown went on a 19-1 spurt to take a 26-7 lead with 8:38 left in the first half. The Panthers' only point in that span of 8:43 came on Leeza Burdgess' free throw. The Panthers went without a field goal for over 10 minutes in the first period.

Sophomore Asia Logan led Pitt with 15 points, while freshman Brianna Kiesel had 11 and Burdgess scored 10 with seven rebounds.

Sugar Rodgers finished with 28 points for the Hoyas. Taylor Brown and Tia Magee each added 12 points for the Hoyas, with Magee pulling down seven rebounds.

Pitt shot 6-of-34 in the first half (17.6 percent) and 26.7 percent for the game.