Nikola Kovacikova

Women's Basketball

Hoyas to Host DePaul and No. 15/14 Marquette this Weekend

WASHINGTON –  The Georgetown University women's basketball team will continue BIG EAST Conference play this weekend hosting the DePaul University Blue Demons at 7 p.m. on Friday and the No. 15/14 Marquette University Golden Eagles at 2 p.m. on Sunday.  Both contests will be played at McDonough Arena.  The Hoyas are currently 8-7 on the season and 2-2 in league play.
 
Both games will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network (BEDN) with Ben Gordon-Goldstein and Monica Moore calling the action.
 
Last weekend the Hoyas went 1-1 in the first league road trip of the year.  Georgetown defeated Providence 68-52 on Friday evening.  Two Hoyas scored in double figures led by senior guard Dionna White (Baltimore, Md. / Milford Mill) who had 24 points and eight boards, while adding two steals. Graduate student Dorothy Adomako (Midlothian, Va. / Cosby) managed 20 points and 12 rebounds for her 14th double-double of her career.  Of the 11 Hoyas who played, eight scored in the balanced attack. On Sunday, the Hoyas fell to Creighton by a score of 65-38. White was the lone Hoya in double figures with 15 points and four rebounds.
 
GU has three players averaging double digits as White and Adomako lead the team with 15.6 and 13.4 ppg, respectively.  Graduate student Mikayla Venson (Arlington, Va. / Yorktown / Virginia) is third with 11.5 ppg.  White is averaging 8.2 rpg to lead the squad and Adomako is second with 7.6 rpg.  White has a team-best 42 assists on the season as well as 33 steals, and Venson has 39 helpers to her credit.  Junior forward Anita Kelava (Zagreb, Croatia / Croatian National Team / Maine) has 29 blocks to lead the squad, Adomako is second with 24.  The squad currently holds a +2.5 margin in turnovers.
 
Georgetown leads the BIG EAST in blocks with 5.7 bpg.  White ranks fifth in the league in scoring, while Adomako sits at 11th and Venson at 21st.  White is fourth in rebounding and Adomako is sixth.  Kelava is second in the league in blocks per game and Adomako sites right behind her at third.
 
DePaul is 10-5 overall and 1-2 in league play after falling to Marquette last weekend by a score of 96-63.  The Blue Demons slipped out of the national rankings following the loss but are receiving votes in both national polls.  On Monday, Mart'e Grays was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after a pair of double-double performances.  Three Blue Demons currently average in double figures as Ashton Millender leads the way with 13.4 ppg and Grays is right behind at 13.1 ppg.
 
Georgetown is 3-19 all-time against the Blue Demons and 1-8 at home.  Last year, the Hoyas went 1-2 including an 86-85 victory in Chicago.  White led the way with 33 points, and Cynthia Petke had 23 points and 11 rebounds. The last meeting at McDonough Arena was a 78-62 GU loss a season ago.  The teams also met in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Tournament as the Hoyas fell 85-53.
 
Marquette is 12-3 overall after defeating DePaul last weekend at home.  Natisha Hiedeman has guided the Golden Eagles to a perfect start in BIG EAST play, winning the first three games by an average of 30 points. Hiedeman leads the squad with 17.2 points per game as all five MU starters are averaging double digits. Allazia Blockton tallies 16.5 points per contest, Danielle King 11.5, Erika Davenport 11.4 and Amani Wilborn turns in 10.5 points per night.
 
The Blue & Gray is 4-15 all-time against the Golden Eagles and 3-7 at home.  The squads split last year as GU won 85-58 at home.  Petke led the Hoyas with 26 points and 13 rebounds, as White and Venson contributed 17 and 16, respectively. In the meeting in Milwaukee, the Hoyas fell by a score of 71-68.
 
Fans can purchase tickets for both contests at WeAreGeorgetown.com.
 
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