Nov. 30, 2016
TOWSON, Md. - The Georgetown University women's basketball team (5-2) used a 17-0 run in the third quarter to defeat the Towson University Tigers, 75-59, at SECU Arena on Wednesday. The win was GU's fourth in a row as the Hoyas are on a seven-game road swing.
"Going into halftime down, we challenged them to come out focused and some people to step up and the beauty of this team is that they don't hang their heads, they respond," said Head Coach Natasha Adair. "We're learning how to fight through variables and to be a team that's road tough. We came out and our defense prevailed."
Junior guard Dorothy Adomako (Midlothian, Va./Cosby) led the way for the Hoyas with 17 points and eight rebounds. Senior guard Faith Woodard (Brandon, Fla./Freedom) posted her third double-double of the season with 15 points and a squad-best 11 rebounds as well as four assists, three blocks and two steals. Senior guard Mykia Jones (Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook [Wake Forest]) managed a career-high 15 points as five Hoyas scored in double figures.
"I want to highlight Mykia Jones who stepped up and really carried us in the first half," said Adair. "That's the versatility of our team. It doesn't matter who gets the credit as long as Georgetown gets the win."
The Hoyas pulled down 40 rebounds to Towson's 31, and shot 46.8 percent (29-of-62) from the field, while the Tigers shot 42.1 percent (24-for-57) from the field. Georgetown forced 21 turnovers on eight steals with 27 points off of turnovers as well as 25 points off of the break.
Towson scored first, but a pair of hook shots from Olivia Ramil (Binghamton, N.Y./Binghamton) gave the Hoyas the lead, 8-6. These shots sparked a 14-2 run for the Blue & Gray that included two steals from guard Jones as well as a trey from the senior.
The defense continued to force stops, and built the lead by being aggressive on the offensive glass. However, Towson came back thanks to Raven Bandston with four quick points before Jones stepped up and sank a jumper at the top of the key. Georgetown held the 20-13 lead at the end of the first.
Towson cut the lead to two, 22-20, early in the second, as Georgetown went cold. Jones hit a big 3-pointer to end the drought and make it a five-point game. That would be GU's final field goal of the half as Towson closed out the second with a 12-2 run to make it 34-29 in favor of the Tigers at the half.
The Tigers hit a 3-pointer to open the third, but Olivia Ramil went to work down low with a pair of buckets. Woodard's steal and layup at 6:30 pulled Georgetown within two, 39-37, as the Blue & Gray battled back.
Woodard's steal resulted in the and-one, and regained the lead for the Hoyas, 40-39. It started three-consecutive steals for the Hoyas as defense made the difference. It was a 17-0 run on five steals to give GU the 11-point lead, 50-39. A Tiger layup at the buzzer made it 54-45 in favor of Georgetown at the end of the third quarter.
Jones and Dionna White (Baltimore, Md./Milford Mill) hit a trio 3-pointers to open the fourth quarter as the Hoyas tried to maintain the lead. Towson would try to come back with free throws, but the Hoyas held the Tigers off resulting in the 75-59 decision.
Georgetown will travel to the University of Delaware on Sunday for a 2 p.m. matchup against the Tigers. Live stats and a webcast will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.