Feb. 25, 2004
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - The Villanova women's basketball completed a season sweep of Seton Hall and notched its fourth straight 20-win season with a 63-58 victory over the Pirates on Wednesday, Feb. 25th. The win, the Wildcats' sixth in a row, improved their season record to 20-5 overall and 10-4 in the Big East. Seton Hall fell to 14-11 overall and 6-8 in conference action with the loss.
Villanova got off to a good start on Wednesday night, leading by as many as 12 in the first half, and taking a 31-26 advantage into intermission.
Leading 37-33 at the 14:46 mark of the second half, the Wildcats went on a 10-1 run to extend their lead to 47-34 with 11:37 remaining. Senior Kelly Nash had two three-pointers for the `Cats during the run.
Villanova held a 58-47 advantage with 3:44 to go, but Seton Hall scored eight straight points to cut the Wildcat lead to 58-55 with 1:13 left in the contest.
The Pirates had the ball down by three with 1:13 remaining, but Villanova center Jana Rediger took a charge to give the Wildcats back the ball.
The `Cats would go on to hit five-of-six from the free throw line down the stretch to seal a 63-58 victory.
Forward Liad Suez led Villanova offensively, scoring 20 points on eight-of-16 shooting from the field - including 15 points in the second half.
Fresh off a career-high 27 points, forward Jackie Adamshick played well again. Adamshick shot six-of-seven from the field, two-of-three from three-point range and one-of-two from the foul line for 15 points - all coming in the first half. In addition, Nash posted 14 points on four-of-seven from three-point range.
Leading the way for Seton Hall was Heta Karpivaara with 15 points, while Monique Blake and Ashley Bush each posted 10.
The Wildcats shot 22-of-44 (50 percent) from the field, 10-of-24 (41.7 percent) and nine-of-15 from the free throw line (60 percent) for the game. Villanova held the Pirates to 37.1 percent shooting (23-of-52), but was out-rebounded 44-21.
The `Cats will return to action on Saturday hosting the University of Connecticut Huskies in an 8:00 p.m. showdown at The Pavilion.