Dec. 6, 2014
WASHINGTON - Trailing by just five points at the half, the Georgetown University women's basketball team couldn't keep that pace in the second to fall to the Princeton University Tigers, 83-54, Saturday afternoon at Jadwin Gymnasium. The Hoyas fall to 2-7 on the season, while the Tigers stay unbeaten with a mark of 8-0.
Freshman guard Dorothy Adomako (Midlothian, Va./Cosby) led the four Hoyas in double figures with 12 points in the contest. Sophomore guard Faith Woodard (Brandon, Fla./Freedom) added 11 points, while junior guard Katie McCormick (Leonardtown, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) posted 10 points on the afternoon. Junior forward Dominique Vitalis (Bloomfield, N.J./Gill St. Bernard's) had 10 points and a squad-high eight rebounds for the Blue & Gray.
Georgetown was outrebounded, 52-35, and shot 34.5 percent from the field, while the Tigers hit 40.9 percent for the game. Princeton tallied 38 points in the paint and had 26 bench points to GU's six.
The Hoyas jumped out to an early lead on a three-point play from Woodard. Princeton came back and managed to go ahead by six, 14-8, but the Blue & Gray came right back as the lead changed hands throughout the first.
GU managed to move ahead at 7:05 when McCormick knocked down a 3-pointer and Adomako added a jumper to make it 27-24. Once again, Princeton had an answer retaking the lead on a trey with 3:13 to go.
Late in the first, Georgetown tied it at 35 on a Vitalis layup. However, the Tigers sank a pair of layups and a free throw to make it 40-35 at the break.
There were five ties and four lead changes in the first half as the Blue & Gray battled to take down the undefeated Tigers.
Princeton dominated the beginning of the second with a 9-2 run to take the 52-39 lead less than three minutes in the half. Vitalis and Adomako worked in the paint to cut it to nine, but the Tigers weren't done.
Princeton slowly began pulling away and a 24-5 run in the final nine minutes of the game made it tough for the Blue & Gray to recover. Georgetown had chances, but turnovers and missed shots allowed the Tigers to cruise to the 83-54 victory.
The Hoyas will be back in action against crosstown rival George Washington University on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Live stats will be available at www.GUHoyas.com, and the game will be broadcast live on Comcast SportsNet+.