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Women’s Hoops Pre-Game Primer: Hoyas look for third straight win away against George Mason

December 2, 2015


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Coming off of a strong display in the TD Bank Classic, the Georgetown women’s basketball team (4-1, Big East) will travel to George Mason (3-5, Atlantic 10) Wednesday night for a showdown with the Patriots.

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Georgetown junior guard Faith Woodard stole the show over the weekend. Over the course of the tournament, Woodard averaged 12 points per game and six rebounds per game with a field goal percentage of 70.6 percent. At the conclusion of the tournament, Woodard was named the TD Bank Classic MVP.

Georgetown was also powered by sophomore guard Dorothy Adomako, who regained her shot after briefly falling out of form in last week’s meeting with Memphis (4-2, AAC). This weekend, Adomako averaged 17.5 points and 5.5 rebounds between the two wins, and was rewarded with an All-Tournament team selection.

Freshman phenom point guard Dionna White was named Big East Freshman of the Week for the second straight week. White averaged 17 points, 5 steals, and 5 assists during the tournament as she continues to solidify herself amongst the best freshmen in the country.

“I’m letting it come naturally, not trying to force anything,” said White on her Freshman of the Week honor.

The Hoyas have already matched their total wins for all of last year with only five total games played so far.

“They are out for blood,” said Head Coach Natasha Adair. “They feel like a year ago we just didn’t finish. And that comes from experience and confidence. And now they experience these same situations and now you see on their face, it is blood, it is ‘let’s finish this.’”

The Hoyas can improve on last year’s win total with a victory against the Patriots, who have struggled at times this year, but have benefitted from the play of senior guard Taylor Brown. She leads the team with 14.3 points per game, including a 21-point performance this past weekend against Tulsa (1-5, AAC).

Heading into the matchup with the Patriots, Adair has stressed the importance of defense.

“It’s exciting to be where we are, but we have to understand how we got there,” said Adair. “We’re doing it with our team, we’re doing it with our defense.”

“The key is locking down, playing defense, and playing hard,” added White.

“They’re dialed in. They’re focused,” said a confident Adair. “They’ve worked and they’ve earned this. They’re reaping the benefits of their hard work right now.”

Tip-off Wednesday will be at 7:00 p.m. at Everbank Arena.



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