`Cats Complete Season Sweep of Seton Hall, Notch Fourth Straight 20 Win Season
Liad Suez led the way for the Wildcats with 20 points.
Liad Suez led the way for the Wildcats with 20 points.

Feb. 25, 2004

Final Stats

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.

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