Dec. 5, 2015
St. Bonaventure, N.Y. - St. Bonaventure University (5-2) used a 16-2 run in the second quarter to pull away and defeat the Georgetown University women's basketball team, 69-54, on Saturday afternoon at the Reilly Center. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Hoyas, who fall to 5-2 on the season.
Dionna White (Baltimore, Md./Milford Mill) led the Hoyas and tied for game-high honors with 17 points. Dorothy Adomako (Midlothian, Va./Cosby) was also in double figures with 10 points, all coming in the second half. Dominique Vitalis (Bloomfield, N.J./Gill St. Bernard's) and Yazmine Belk (Queens, N.Y./Nazareth Regional) tied for the team lead with nine rebounds apiece.
The Hoyas jumped out to an 8-2 lead in the first three minutes of the game, holding the Bonnies without a field goal until more than four minutes into the opening quarter. The offense ran through Vitalis early as the senior scored eight the team's first 10 points while also adding five boards.
St. Bonaventure began heating up, however, and took its first lead, 12-10, with a layup at the 2:29 mark. The Hoyas answered right back, regaining the lead on a 3-pointer from Logan Battle (Springfield, Va./West Springfield).
A putback layup from Jodi-Marie Ramil (Binghamton, N.Y./Binghamton) in the final seconds of the first quarter gave GU a one-point lead, 17-16, after 10 minutes of play.
The Hoya offense went cold in the second quarter, as the Blue & Gray did not make a field goal until the final minute of the stanza. The Bonnies used the drought to go on a 16-2 run to take control with a 32-19 lead.
Another trey from Battle and a late basket from DiDi Burton (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore City College Prep) ended the drought and brought the deficit to 33-24 at halftime.
The Bonnies started right where they left off in the third quarter, opening things up with a 9-3 run, forcing a GU timeout with the score, 42-27.
Out of the timeout, the Hoyas climbed back into it with a quick 8-2 run. Two mid-range jumpers from Adomako and baskets from Burton and White brought Georgetown within nine, 44-35.
The teams traded baskets over the next five minutes until, in the final minute of the third quarter, a three-point play from White and a layup by Adomako, brought the Hoyas to within eight, 54-46, heading into the final period.
The Blue & Gray could not get any closer in the fourth quarter, however, as the offense again went cold and St. Bonaventure used three 3-pointers to pull away.
Georgetown returns home to McDonough Arena to host Delaware University on Thursday, December 10. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.