Feb. 4, 2016
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball team (12-9, 5-6 BIG EAST) returns to McDonough Arena following three-straight road contests for a pair of BIG EAST Conference contests this weekend. The Hoyas will look to extend their three-game winning streak when they host Marquette University (11-11, 6-5 BIG EAST) on Friday at 7 p.m. and DePaul University (17-7, 9-2 BIG EAST) on at noon on Sunday. Both games will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network and live stats will be available for both games at www.GUHoyas.com.
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On Monday, sophomore guard Dorothy Adomako (Midlothian, Va./Cosby) was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after averaging 15.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in the two wins. She has a season-high 24 points, including a career-high 10 made field goals, in Friday's win over Providence.
The Hoyas are coming off of a pair road wins last weekend, defeating Providence College, 82-51, and Creighton University, 57-44.
Against the Friars, GU scored a season-high 31 points in the first quarter and 10 different players scored. Along with Adomako's 24 points, Dionna White (Baltimore, Md./Milford Mill) finished with 17 points, going 7-of-10 from the field and hitting three from beyond the arc. Jasmine Jackson (Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge/George Mason) had 11 points off the bench, including going a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter. Faith Woodard (Brandon, Fla./Freedom) led the squad with nine rebounds while Adomako and Dominique Vitalis (Bloomfield, N.J./Gill St. Bernard's) each grabbed seven boards. DiDi Burton (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore City College Prep) dished out five assists.
The Hoyas finished the game shooting 46.3 percent (31-of-67) from the field, including 62.2 percent (23-of-37) percent in the first half. Georgetown outrebounded Providence, 48-26, and held an edge in points in the paint (36-19), points off turnovers (20-9), second-chance points (11-6) and bench points (26-22).
In the Creighton game, the Hoyas opened up a 15-point lead in the third quarter, and held off a fourth-quarter charge. Vitalis led the Hoyas with 12 points, going a perfect 5-of-5 from the field, and also grabbed seven rebounds. White finished with nine points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals while Adomako had seven points, three assists and a game-high nine rebounds. Four different players had at least six rebounds and four finished with at least three assists.
The Hoyas finished the game shooting 43.4 percent (23-of-53), while holding Creighton to just 25.4 percent (15-of-59). GU outrebounded the Bluejays, 41-35, and held an advantage in points in the paint (24-16) and bench points (15-8).
For the season, White is leading the team in scoring with 14.6 ppg and has posted team highs of 3.8 apg and 2.1 spg. She is tied with Adomako for the team lead with 5.9 rpg and is among the BIG EAST leaders in all four categories, ranking seventh in scoring and assists, second in steals and 12th in rebounds. Adomako is second on the Hoyas with 13.8 ppg, ranking ninth in the conference.
Georgetown is shooting 39.5 percent on the season while allowing opponents a BIG EAST-best 36.5 percent. GU also leads the league in rebounding (42.5 rpg) and blocks (5.5 bpg) and rebounding margin (+4.3).
Marquette enters Friday's contest as one of the hottest teams in the BIG EAST, having won five games in a row. The Golden Eagles defeated both St. John's and Seton Hall last weekend behind an average of 18 ppg, 7.5 rpg and 4.0 apg from Allazia Blockton, who was named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week for the sixth time this year. Blockton, who is third in the conference in scoring (18.9 ppg) and fourth in rebounding (7.6 rpg) has already set a Marquette freshman record with 416 points this season. Overall, the Golden Eagles are second in the BIG EAST, averaging 78 ppg as a team.
The Hoyas are 2-11 all-time against the Golden Eagles, with all 13 contests coming as BIG EAST opponents. Earlier this season, Marquette scored 61 second-half points to defeat Georgetown, 87-72, in Milwaukee. White led the Hoyas with a team-high 16 points, while Woodard contributed 14 points and Adomako had 13 points in just 13 minutes. Jade Martin (Bloomington, Minn./John F. Kennedy) chipped in 11 points while Battle had a game-high 10 rebounds off the bench.
DePaul, which will play at Villanova on Friday, enters the weekend ranked 24th in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Blue Demons bounced back from a loss to Seton Hall with a 77-71 victory over St. John's on Sunday. Jessica January nearly had her second triple-double of the season, finishing with 21 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Megan Podkowa leads DePaul with 14.7 ppg and 8.1 rpg while Chanise Jenkins and January are also in double figures with 14.6 and 13.4 ppg, respectively. The Blue Demons lead the BIG EAST with an average of 80.2 ppg.
The Blue & Gray is 2-14 all-time against DePaul and is looking for its first win over the Blue Demons since 2009-10, having lost nine-consecutive matchups. Last month, the Hoyas trailed by just two at halftime, but DePaul used an 11-0 run in the third quarter to pull away for a 75-53 win in Chicago. Battle came off the bench and finished with team highs of 13 points and seven rebounds for the Hoyas.