Nov. 18, 2017
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball team will make the short trip to George Washington University for a 2 p.m. matchup at the Smith Center on Sunday. The Hoyas are currently 2-0 on the season and this is the second contest in a five-game road trip.
Georgetown came back in the second quarter to cruise to a 72-54 victory over the Loyola (Md.) University Greyhounds Thursday evening at Reitz Arena. Junior guard Dionna White (Baltimore, Md./Milford Mill) led the way with 23 points as well as seven rebounds and five assists. Senior guard Mikayla Venson (Arlington, Va./Yorktown/UCLA) added 20 points and seven boards, while senior forward Cynthia Petke (Yaounde, Cameroon/-/Chipola) managed her second-consecutive double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds in the contest.
The Hoyas outrebounded Loyola, 45-37, and shot 39.7 percent (14-for-35) from the field as well as hitting 42.9 percent (4-of-11) from beyond the arc. Georgetown forced 16 Greyhound turnovers with nine steals in the game.
White is leading the way for the Hoyas with 25.0 points per game as well as 6.5 rebounds per game and 10 steals over the first two games. Petke is averaging a double-double with 15.5 ppg and 13.5 rpg. Rounding out those in double figures are Venson with 12.0 ppg, and freshman forward Tatiana Thompson (Winter Haven, Fla./Winter Haven) with 10.0 ppg.
The Hoyas are shooting 40.3 percent for the season as well as outrebounding opponents by a +12.8 margin. GU is also averaging 11.5 spg and 3.5 bpg.
Senior Brianna Cummings scored 11 of her game-high 17 points in the third quarter to help key a second-half surge that allowed GW (1-2) to earn its first win of the season in a 66-43 victory over Towson on Thursday night at SECU Arena. She was joined in double figures by junior Kelsi Mahoney with 12 points and senior Kelli Prange with 11 points. The Colonials lost to Princeton and South Dakota State earlier this season.
The series is tied with each team owning 18 victories apiece. Last year, Georgetown defeated GW, 72-57, in the season opener at McDonough Arena. Faith Woodard and Dorothy Adomako (Midlothia, Va./Cosby) combined for 42 points in the game, both notching double-doubles. GU is 6-10 at George Washington in the series. The last meeting at the Smith Center was a 72-60 loss on Dec. 9, 2014.
Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. Live stats and a webcast will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.