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Women's Basketball

Georgetown Falls to No. 25/24 DePaul

Jan. 4, 2015

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WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball team (3-12, 1-2 BIG EAST) scored more than 80 points for the second consecutive game, but couldn't stop the No. 25/24 DePaul University Blue Demons (10-5, 2-1 BIG EAST) falling 105-85 in a BIG EAST Conference matchup on Sunday at McDonough Arena.

"My speech to the team was just that it was again a tale of two halves, the second half it was 49-47, so that let's you know that you can compete with one of the top teams in our league and in the country," said Georgetown Head Coach Natasha Adair. "We have to get to the point where we have that discipline and that assurance in ourselves and in what we're trying to do."

The Hoyas had five players in double figures with freshman guard Dorothy Adomako (Midlothian, Va./Cosby) leading the way with 23 points and 10 rebounds for her fifth-career double-double. Sophomore guard Faith Woodard (Brandon, Fla./Freedom) posted her first-career double-double scoring 21 points and pulling down a team-high 11 boards. Junior forward Dominique Vitalis (Bloomfield, N.J./Gill St. Bernard's) managed 11 points and nine rebounds, while junior guard Logan Battle (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) and junior guard Katie McCormick (Leonardtown, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) scored 10 points each.

Georgetown outrebounded DePaul, 54-38, and shot 45.5 percent from the field. The Blue Demons shot 44.7 percent and 34.2 percent from beyond the arc. The difference was in possession as GU had 26 turnovers and DePaul committed only nine.

This was the first time this season GU had five players in double figures and the first time since the 2012-13 season that two players scored 20 points.

The game started out at a furious pace with the Blue Demons jumping out to a 13-4 lead with a Hoya turnover turning into the layups on the other end. Georgetown was plagued by early miscues due to DePaul's aggressive full-court press.

As the Hoyas settled in, and a jumper from Vitalis cut the lead to five, 15-10, at the 14-minute mark. However, the Blue Demons answered with a small run to once again put the Hoyas on their heels.

The lead moved into double digits and, despite the Blue & Gray pulling within seven, every effort was stopped and DePaul regained control.

Late in the half, DePaul made it a 21-point game, 56-35, but the Hoyas kept fighting cutting it to 18 on a layup from Woodard in the final seconds to make it 56-38 at the break.

The sloppy play continued in the second half as Georgetown penetrated the lane looking for layups, and it resulted in tough shots or fouls.

Despite a large deficit to overcome in the second half, there were bright spots. Woodard and Adomako both had a number of good takes driving to the basket and the Blue & Gray hit the boards in the final 20. Battle was also active in the paint drawing a number of Blue Demon fouls.

Georgetown was never able to mount a comeback pulling with 17 late in the half and as the minutes ticked away, the Hoyas were unable to turn it around resulting in the 105-85 final.

The second half was better for the Blue & Gray with just a 49-47 scoring differential.

The Hoyas will continue their conference homestand hosting the Providence College Friars on Friday evening at 7 p.m., at McDonough Arena. Live stats and a webcast featuring Ryan Sakamoto and Ben Gordon-Goldstein will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.

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