Janning's Jumper Helps Jays Jump Hoyas

Marissa Janning lit the Hoyas up for 38 points on Wednesday.

Marissa Janning struck for 38 points, as Creighton (14-9, 8-3 BIG EAST) cruised to a 75-61 victory against Georgetown (7-16, 1-10 BIG EAST).

The Bluejays improved to 5-0 in conference play this season at D.J. Sokol Arena, and are 9-1 in front of the CU faithful this season.

Early on, the Hoyas lead 4-2 before the Jays went on a 11-2 run fueled by threes from Janning, Sarah Nelson (who hit two) and a layup from McKenzie Fujan. CU turned a two-point deficit into a seven-point lead in this four-minute stretch.

Georgetown caught Creighton at 17 with fewer than ten minutes to go in the half. Another run gave the Bluejays their biggest lead of the half, 10, after another three from Janning. Three straight baskets by the Hoyas made it 32-28 at the break.

As the second half opened, Georgetown made a jumper getting to within two points. That would be as close as they got the rest of the half. Janning, who had 15 points in the first, picked up where she started, making a three to put the home team up seven.

Lauren Works extended the lead to 10 with 12:30 remaining after hitting a triple of her own. The Hoyas got within five points a couple times before Creighton closed out the contest on a 9-0 run.

Outside of the big night from Janning, Nelson scored 12 and pulled down 10 rebounds for another double-double. Works contributed 10 points of her own. Fujan just missed getting into double figures, finishing with 9 points, MC McGrory and Alexis Akin-Otiko had three each.

Janning tied the arena record with her outing on Wednesday night, which was set earlier this season by Fujan against DePaul. She finished 13-of-23 from the field on the evening, 5-of-9 from three-point distance, 7-of-8 from the free throw line and grabbed nine rebounds.

Creighton made 43.1 percent of their shots on the evening, including hitting 11-of-29 from long distance. This was the Jays second victory over the Hoyas, as the teams met on New Year's Day in Washington, D.C., which resulted in a 65-63 win in overtime.

Next up for the Bluejays will be a trip to the Windy City for a second contest with the DePaul Blue Demons. The game will be on national TV as FOX Sports 1 will show the rematch between the two teams. Fans unable to watch can here Glen Sisk call the action on 1180 KZOT Zone2, starting at noon on Sunday.

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