Feb. 23, 2017
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball team (17-9, 9-7 BIG EAST) will close out BIG EAST Conference play with a pair of road contests this weekend. On Friday, Georgetown will face Marquette University (20-7, 11-5 BIG EAST) at 8 p.m. ET. On Sunday, the Hoyas will travel to No. 19/18 DePaul University (22-6, 14-2 BIG EAST) for a 1 p.m. matchup ET. Friday's game will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network, and Sunday's contest can be seen on FS1.
Junior guard Dorothy Adomako
(Midlothian, Va./Cosby) was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday after helping the Hoyas to a 2-0 week in conference play. It was the fifth-consecutive week that a Hoya was on the honor roll, and Adomako's second-consecutive honor.
Adomako averaged 19.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 50 percent shooting as Georgetown topped Butler and Xavier to clinch a BIG EAST Tournament first round bye. In the 83-72 Butler win, the junior scored a game-high 21 points and added five rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal. In the 81-63 Xavier victory, Adomako was second on the squad in scoring with 17 points as well as three rebounds, an assist and a steal. For the weekend, she was a perfect 11-of-11 from the free throw line.
The guard is second on the team and fourth in the BIG EAST in scoring averaging 15.0 ppg. She ranks second in rebounds with 6.5 rpg, which sits her at seventh in the league. Adomako is also second on the squad with 30 blocks which puts her at ninth in the league.
Sophomore guard Dionna White (Baltimore, Md./Milford Mill) leads the team in scoring with 15.2 ppg which ranks her third in the conference. She also has 5.0 rpg and is ranked second on the squad in assists with 76 on the season. White has 81 steals on the year to lead the BIG EAST and rank 13th in the nation. Her 3.2 steals per game leads the league and is 11th in the country. The sophomore is also shooting .816 (62-of-76) from the line to sit at third in the league.
Rounding out those in double figures is senior forward Faith Woodard (Brandon, Fla./Freedom) with 13.9 ppg and a team-high 7.8 rpg, and she also has a squad-best 40 blocks on the year. The Hoyas are shooting 39.0 percent on the season, and hold a +3.3 advantage in rebounding margin over opponents. The team is also averaging 9.7 steals per game.
The Hoyas have clinched a first-round bye in the BIG EAST Championship for the second-consecutive season and currently sit at sixth in the league. The squad has the opportunity to climb as high as fourth depending on the results of the final two games of the season.
The Golden Eagles are coming off of a good weekend defeating then-No. 17/15 DePaul, 96-81, on Sunday. For her efforts, sophomore Danielle King was named BIG EAST Player of the Week. King led Marquette (20-7, 11-5) past the Blue Demons with a career-best 28 points on 11-of-13 shooting, while also dishing a career-high nine assists with five boards and two steals. Marquette and Villanova are currently jockeying for third place in the league, and will meet on Sunday afternoon.
The Hoyas are 3-12 all-time against the Golden Eagles and 1-5 on the road. Earlier this season, Georgetown couldn't hold on to a first-half lead to fall, 84-77, at home. Four Hoyas scored in double figures in the contest. In the last meeting at Marquette, GU fell, 87-72, a season ago.
Despite losing to Marquette on Sunday, Kelly Campbell was named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week on Monday. Campbell managed 15 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two steals with just one turnover in the loss. The eight rebounds matched her season high. The Blue Demons have a chance to clinch the regular season title this weekend, but will be the No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the tournament regardless of the results in the final two games.
Georgetown is 2-16 all-time against the Blue Demons and 1-8 on the road. The Hoyas fell, 76-53, in the first game of conference play earlier this season as White led the way with 18 points. Last year GU lost, 75-53, in Chicago.
Friday's game will tip at 8 p.m. ET at the Al McGuire Center, Sunday's contest is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET at McGrath-Phillips Arena. Friday will air live on the BIG EAST Digital Network and Sunday will be on FS1. Live stats will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.
To watch Friday's game, download the FOX Sports GO app for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire tablets and phones and select Windows devices to view BIG EAST Digital Network games on-the-go. New for this season, the app now supports Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast. The FOX Sports GO platform can also be accessed at FOXSportsGO.com on desktops. A cable provider's login is required to access FOXSportsGO on a desktop.