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Women's hoops loses to Hoyas, adds transfer



USF's women's basketball team committed 31 turnovers and struggled with its outside shooting in a 66-52 home loss to Georgetown in the Sun Dome on Saturday night.

The Bulls (9-6, 0-2) trailed by as many as 24 points in the second half, and their road doesn't get any easier with a trip to No. 3 Notre Dame on Tuesday. Center Jessica Lawson had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and guard Leondra Doomes-Stephens led the Bulls with 11 points off the bench, but there wasn't much else that went right.

Point guard Jasmine Wynne finished the game with zero assists and nine turnovers, and forward Sequoyah Griffin went 0-for-8 from the field, including six missed 3-pointers. The Bulls, 1-for-12 in the first half beyond the arc, finished 3-for-16, while Georgetown (13-2, 2-0) went 10-for-29. Guard Janae Stokes was limited to 13 minutes by an ankle injury, but later returned to the game.

There is good news for USF's future, however, as the Bulls have picked up a top midyear transfer in point guard Sasha Bernard, a 5-foot-6 freshman who started her first 10 games at Indiana this season. Bernard, a first-team all-state selection last season and a teammate of USF freshman guard KaNeisha Saunders at Delray Beach Atlantic, averaged 16.7 points and 7.4 assists as a senior. She averaged 3.3 points and 2.5 assists in her one semester at Indiana.

She'll be eligible in mid-December with three years of eligibility, and is USF's second major-college transfer, joining guard Daleisha Carn, who joined the Bulls in the fall from Alabama.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 7:52pm]


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