Syracuse women continue best start in school history

WASHINGTON (AP) - Brianna Butler scored 16 points and Kayla Alexander had 13 points and 10 rebounds as No. 23 Syracuse pulled ahead with a 20-4 second-half run for a 69-60 win over Georgetown on Tuesday night.

In the final regular-season game between the Big East rivals, the Orange (20-3, 8-2) held Sugar Rodgers, the nation's second-leading scorer at 23.2 points per game, to eight points on 1-of-12 shooting. Syracuse has won four straight games.

Dominique Vitalis had 15 points and Katie McCormick 14 for the Hoyas (13-11, 4-7), losers of three straight. Georgetown committed a season-high 27 turnovers.

Elashier Hall scored 14 points for the Orange, who triumphed despite going more than 10 minutes without a field goal. After leading by nine in the first half, Syracuse trailed 35-27 early in the second.

Hall's jumper ended the drought and her 3-pointer put Syracuse ahead for good at 38-35.