Nov. 29, 2014
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball team (2-5) will conclude play in the 2014 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Women's Challenge on Sunday facing the College of Holy Cross (0-6) at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. The event is a four-game tournament that began last weekend, the Hoyas also played a non-conference game in between.
Georgetown couldn't hold on to a first-half lead to fall to the University of Florida Gators , 81-73, Friday evening at McDonough Arena. It is the first home loss of the season for the Blue & Gray.
Freshman guard Dorothy Adomako (Midlothian, Va./Cosby) led all scorers with a career-best 20 points and 10 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season. Junior forward Dominique Vitalis (Bloomfield, N.J./Gill St. Bernard's) added 14 points and eight boards, while junior guard Katie McCormick (Leonardtown, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) tallied 13 points and six rebounds.
The Hoyas outrebounded the Gators, 41-29, and shot 41.0 percent in the game.
At earlier tournament games last weekend in Lawrence, Kan., GU dropped three contests falling to Temple University (81-58), the University of Alabama (72-58) and the University of Kansas (55-42).
Adomako is leading the team in scoring with 12.4 ppg and has posted a squad-high 9.0 rpg. Vitalis is second with 11.1 ppg as well as 6.1 rpg and McCormick rounds out the top three with 9.3 ppg.
Georgetown holds a +3.6 rebounding margin over opponents and is shooting 35.1 percent on the season.
Holy Cross junior forward Raquel Scott scored a game-high 23 points to go along with seven rebounds, but the Crusaders fell in overtime to Harvard, 79-76, in non-conference women's basketball action on Tuesday evening at Purcell Pavilion. The game was the third round of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Women's Challenge hosted in Notre Dame, Ind. In addition to Scott for Holy Cross, Lisa Mifsud recorded a game-high 23 points, five rebounds and five assists and canned 5-of-8 from behind the arc. Kate Gillespie scored 16 points, including four from downtown.
Earlier in the tournament, the Crusaders fell to No. 3 Notre Dame, 104-29, and Quinnipiac, 74-67.
The Hoyas are 0-1 all-time against Holy Cross. Georgetown fell by a score of 85-71 in the lone meeting at the Warner Classic in Fairfield, Conn., during the 1982-83 season.
Tipoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. An audio broadcast will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.