The Georgetown women’s basketball team (5-1, Big East) staged an incredible fourth quarter run to conquer the George Mason Patriots (3-6, Atlantic 10) on Wednesday night en route to a third straight victory. Freshman sensation Dionna White led the charge, totaling 22 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. Sophomore guard Dorothy Adomako added on 12 points and nine rebounds, and junior forward Faith Woodard dropped 12 points of her own in addition to eight rebounds in the Hoya win.
The Hoyas were down 30-21 after the first half, but were able to turn it around thanks to a fourth quarter offensive explosion of 26 points, better than the first two quarters combined.
The Patriots attempted a final rally in the closing minutes, giving the Hoyas a scare after George Mason senior guard Taylor Brown dropped a three to cut the lead five late, but White was able keep her nerves and seal the game at the end with four made free throws in the final 20 seconds.
Brown led all Patriots in the George Mason defeat. After averaging 14.3 points per game through her first eight games, the senior unleashed 26 against Georgetown to follow her 21-point performance in George Mason’s previous game against Tulsa.
Both team struggled mightily shooting the ball, particularly from behind the three-point arc. The Patriots shot an abysmal 20-for-66 (30 percent) for the entire game. The Hoyas, while marginally better from the field overall at 36 percent, were only able to convert 2-of-18 shots (11 percent) from downtown.
The Hoyas entered Everbank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia fresh off two victories and a tournament championship at the TD Bank Classic. The victory over George Mason brought the win total for the season to five, which is already one better than the Hoyas were able to attain all of last season.
On Saturday, the Hoyas will travel to New York to take on St. Bonaventure (4-2, Atlantic 10), who most recently defeated Stony Brook (3-3, AEC) 73-68 in double-overtime on Tuesday night. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.