Women’s Hoops Pre-Game Primer: Hoyas return home to face Towson in final non-conference tune-up

December 22, 2015

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The Georgetown women’s basketball team (6-3, Big East) will face off against Towson (2-7, CAA) this Wednesday afternoon. The Hoyas are coming off of their third loss of the season following a defeat against Alabama (8-1, SEC). The Tigers will also look to return to winning form, as they will enter McDonough Arena on the heels of a four-game losing streak.

Georgetown freshman guard Dionna White has proven herself to be a key part of the team’s newfound success this year. White put up 17 points, seven rebounds, and five assists in the losing effort against Alabama. That type of performance has become normal for the star freshman, and the Hoyas are benefitting from having such a productive point guard.

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While White has joined junior forward Faith Woodard and sophomore guard Dorothy Adomako as the faces of the team, the Blue and Gray have benefitted from fantastic overall team play. Sophomore guard DiDi Burton has added productive minutes as of late. Against the Crimson Tide, Burton chipped in six assists, six rebounds, and added three steals.

The Hoyas will be looking to fix some of the second half issues they have suffered from in their most recent losses. During their game against Alabama, the Tide went on a late 19-0 run built off five turnovers. Following that span, there was little the Hoyas could do to get back in the game.

The Tigers benefit heavily from the play of junior guard Raven Bankston, who averages 17.7 points per game. Sophomore center Daijha Thomas anchors the defensive end, averaging 8.8 rebounds per game.

While many of the Tiger’s losses have been by double digits, their losses also include a two-point loss to UNF and a close six-point defeat to Rider. Based on the firepower of Bankston and a few tough breaks, it is likely that the Hoyas will face a much stronger team than the Tiger record represents.

Towson is the last non-conference opponent for the Hoyas before Big East play starts on Dec. 29. The game will tip off at noon at McDonough Arena.



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