Feb. 14, 2010

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -Natalie Burton scored a season-high 11 points and Liz Repella also had 11 to lead No. 9 West Virginia to a 55-46 win over No. 16 Georgetown on Sunday.

Madina Ali added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Mountaineers (22-3, 9-2 Big East), who have their highest ranking ever. West Virginia held Georgetown (20-4, 9-2) to just 23 percent shooting and outrebounded the Hoyas 46-36.

Burton only played 14 minutes, but led a scrappy defensive effort. The 6-foot-5 sophomore scored eight of West Virginia's final 12 points of the first half to keep Georgetown out of reach.

The Mountaineers improved to 15-0 at home this season.

Sugar Rodgers led the Hoyas with 12 points and Monica McNutt added 11.

West Virginia shot just 33.3 percent for the game but it didnt matter, as the defense constantly caused problems for the Hoyas. The Mountaineers, however, were able to penetrate Georgetown's defense, often finding open looks under the basket and constantly drawing contact.

The Mountaineers led by 12 at the half, but came out flat to start the second half. Up 34-21 with 15:50 to play, Georgetown went on an 12-0 run to cut the deficit to one.

The Hoyas couldn't get over the top as Korinne Campbell hit a 3-pointer to restore the two-possession lead.