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Hoyas Host St. John's and RV/25 Seton Hall This Weekend

Jan. 22, 2015

WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball team (4-15, 2-5 BIG EAST) will host a pair of BIG EAST Conference foes this weekend at McDonough Arena. The Hoyas will welcome the St. John's University Red Storm (14-4, 5-2 BIG EAST) on Friday at 6 p.m. On Sunday, the RV/25 Seton Hall University Pirates (17-2, 6-1 BIG EAST) come to town for a noon matchup. Sunday's game is also Georgetown's annual Kids Take Over McDonough event.

On Monday, freshman guard Dorothy Adomako (Midlothian, Va./Cosby) was named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Monday for the third-consecutive week. Adomako led Georgetown with a 16.5 scoring average, along with 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game in a pair of narrow road setbacks.

The Hoya rookie started the week with a team-high 18 points at Xavier, making 9-of-14 attempts from the floor while adding a game-high five dishes. She followed that with a 15-point, five-rebound, three-assist showing against Butler in a five-point loss.

Through seven league games, Adomako, the BIG EAST Preseason Freshman of the Year, ranks eighth in scoring (16.3) and seventh in rebounding (7.1), both tops by a freshman.

Adomako is leading the team in scoring with 12.9 ppg and has posted a squad-high 7.3 rpg. Junior forward Dominique Vitalis (Bloomfield, N.J./Gill St. Bernard's) is second with 9.1 ppg as well as 6.7 rpg and junior guard Katie McCormick (Leonardtown, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) rounds out the top three with 8.7 ppg.

Georgetown holds a +2.4 rebounding margin over opponents and is shooting 36.8 percent on the season.

Last week, the Red Storm fell to DePaul, 84-75, on Friday in overtime before regrouping to defeat Marquette on Sunday, 67-52.

For the third-straight week, Aliyyah Handford was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll. The junior guard put up back-to-back, 25-point efforts against DePaul and Marquette. Handford also averaged 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per contest, shooting 52.5 percent from the floor overall.

Georgetown is 28-25 all-time against the Red Storm and 28-23 in BIG EAST play as well as 17-9 at home. Last season, GU upset the then-No. 22 Red Storm, 60-57, at McDonough Arena. Samisha Powell led the way with 13 points, while Logan Battle (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) and Faith Woodard (Brandon, Fla./Freedom) had 12 points apiece.

Last weekend, Seton Hall took possession of first place in the league with victories over Marquette (88-58) and DePaul (107-87). The win over DePaul put SHU alone in first. Point guard Ka-Deidre Simmons made it back-to-back weeks as the BIG EAST Women's Basketball Player of the Week on Monday.

Simmons averaged 22.5 points, 9.5 assists and 6.0 rebounds per game. Simmons filled out the stat sheet and was working on recording a triple-double while playing just 30 minutes against the Golden Eagles, scoring 17 points with eight assists and seven rebounds while shooting 7-of-12 from the field. Simmons tied her career high of 28 points, and dished out 11 assists, stopping one shy of her personal record, for her second double-double of the season and the fifth of her career. Simmons shot 15-of-18 from the line and was 6-for-11 from the field, playing 39 minutes at the point.

Georgetown is 24-32 all-time against the Pirates and 16-11 at home as well as 23-30 in BIG EAST Conference play. In the last meeting at McDonough last season, GU fell in a heartbreaker, 72-71, as Battle paced the Hoyas with 17 points.

Friday's game tips off at 6 p.m., at McDonough Arena, tickets will be available at the door. Sunday's matchup is scheduled for noon. Live stats and a webcast featuring Ryan Sakamoto and Ben Gordon-Goldstein will be available through Georgetown's athletic website for both contests.

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