Anita Kelava

Women's Basketball

Hoyas Travel to Providence and Creighton This Weekend

WASHINGTON –  The Georgetown University women's basketball team will head out on the road for a pair of BIG EAST matchups this weekend.  The Hoyas will face Providence on Friday evening at 7 p.m. and then take on Creighton in Omaha on Sunday at 2 p.m. EST.  Friday's contest be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network (BEDN) and Sunday will be on CBS Sports Network.
Mike Mancuso and Pam Roecker are calling the action on Friday.  Sunday's game on CBS Sports Network will feature Joel Godett as the play-by-play and Leah Secondo as the analyst.
On Wednesday, senior guard Dionna White (Baltimore, Md. / Milford Mill) was named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week as announced by the organization.  White is the reigning BIG EAST Player of the Week after an outstanding start to league play.
White won the award after posting her 12th double-double of her career in a 68-61 victory over Xavier in the BIG EAST opener on Saturday.  She had 24 points and 12 boards, while adding four steals and seven assists. The Hoyas came back from a 16-point deficit to pick up the first win of conference play.
On Monday, the Blue & Gray fell to Butler 59-50 at home.  With the loss GU moved to 7-6 overall and 1-1 in league play.  White was the lone Hoya in double figures with 11 points and six rebounds to go along with four steals.  Graduate student Dorothy Adomako (Midlothian, Va. / Cosby) managed seven points, seven rebounds and an impressive seven blocks as she hit the 100 mark for her career.  Senior guard Brianna Jones (Babylon, N.Y. / North Babylon / Louisville) and graduate student Mikayla Venson (Arlington, Va. / Yorktown / Virginia) both tallied nine points to round out the top four.
GU has three players averaging double digits as White and Adomako lead the team with 15.0 and 13.3 ppg, respectively.  Venson is third with 12.5 ppg.  White is averaging 8.5 rpg to lead the squad and Adomako is second with 7.1 rpg.  White has a team-best 38 assists on the season as well as 30 steals, and Venson has 36 helpers to her credit.  Junior forward Anita Kelava (Zagreb, Croatia / Croatian National Team / Maine) has 27 blocks to lead the league.  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 10th and Venson at 19th.  White is fourth in rebounding and Kelava leads the league in blocks per game.
Providence (8-6, 0-2 BIG EAST) faced two nationally-ranked opponents in No. 22/19 Marquette and No. 19/20 DePaul to open league play.  The Golden Eagles handed the Friars their most lopsided loss of the season and first loss by double-digits 85-46.  The Friars followed with a 26-point loss at DePaul (88-62) to close opening weekend.  Jovana Nogic is the lone Friar averaging in double figures with 13.3 ppg.
Georgetown is 32-30 all-time against the Friars and 14-16 on the road. The Hoyas won both meetings last season as GU managed a 75-43 victory in Rhode Island and a 74-48 win at McDonough Arena.  White led the way in both contests with 25 and 23 points, respectively.
The Bluejays (7-6, 1-1 BIG EAST) also faced DePaul and Marquette last weekend, splitting the matchups defeating DePaul 85-82 but falling to MU 85-67.  In the win over DePaul, seniors Brooke Kissinger and Audrey Faber combined for 39 points to lift the Bluejays past the Blue Demons. 
Georgetown is 3-7 all-time against the Bluejays, and 1-4 on the road. Last year, GU was up six at the half but allowed late runs to fall 69-58.  White led the way with 18 points and Venson had 17.  In the last meeting at McDonough Arena, Georgetown won 70-67 as Cynthia Petke managed the double-double of 18 points and 14 boards. The last Hoya victory on the road was during the 2015-16 season.
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