Jan. 3, 2017
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball team (8-4, 0-2 BIG EAST) will face the Villanova University Wildcats (4-8, 0-2 BIG EAST) in a BIG EAST Conference matchup at The Pavilion on Wednesday. The opening tip is scheduled for 7 p.m., and the game will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network. This will be GU's first conference road game of the season.
On Friday, Georgetown fell, 84-77, to the Marquette University Golden Eagles at McDonough Arena. Four Hoyas scored in double figures as junior guard DiDi Burton (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore City College) led the way with a career-high 19 points and pulled down six rebounds. Senior forward Faith Woodard (Brandon, Fla./Freedom) scored 15 points with six rebounds, while sophomore guard Dionna White (Baltimore, Md./Milford Mill) and junior guard Dorothy Adomako (Midlothian, Va./Cosby) scored 13 points apiece. Junior center Cynthia Petke (Yaounde, Cameroon/-/Chipola College) pulled down a career-high 13 boards in the contest.
The stats were eerily similar as both teams had 45 rebounds and shot 40.6 percent (28-for-69) from the field as well as 65.4 percent (17-for-26) from the line. Each squad committed 13 turnovers, and Georgetown managed eight steals. The difference came from long range as MU went 11-for-24, and GU was just 4-for-18.
Woodard leads the Hoyas with 15.1 ppg and 9.0 rpg in her senior season. She also has a squad-best 20 blocks. White and Adomako are the other two Hoyas averaging in double figures with 14.8 and 14.7 ppg, respectively. White has a team-high 42 steals on the year which ranks first in the conference and 16th in the country. Her 3.5 spg also lead the league and rank 11th in the nation. Adomako is pulling in 7.2 rpg to rank second on the squad.
The Hoyas are shooting 39.4 percent on the season, and hold a +2.6 advantage in rebounding over opponents. The team is also averaging 9.2 steals per game.
Villanova fell to the No. RV/22 DePaul Blue Demons by a score of 80-50 on Friday. Jannah Tucker led Villanova with 17 points on 6-of-16 shooting, including a 5-of-9 effort from three-point range. The five triples represent a career high. Kelly Jekot had eight points and a team-high nine rebounds, while senior forward Jordan Dillard added eight points.
Villanova is 2-4 at home this season. The Wildcats' last win was a 59-37 home victory over Lehigh on Dec. 5.
Georgetown is 20-39 all-time against the Wildcats, and 7-21 on the road. Last year, GU won at The Pavilion, 57-51, as White led the way with 20 points and 11 rebounds. In the last meeting, the Hoyas fell, 63-60, at McDonough Arena as the Wildcats used a late run to get the win. Adomako scored 24 in the game and White had 18. Both pulled in seven rebounds to lead the Blue & Gray.
Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m., at The Pavilion. The game will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network. Links to live stats can be found in the schedule on www.GUHoyas.com.
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