The Georgetown women’s basketball team (3-11, 1-1 Big East) finally ended its 10 game losing streak Friday with a 83-76 home win over Marquette (4-9, 0-2 Big East).
Freshman guard Dorothy Adomako had a double-double with 21 points, including converting nine of her 11 free throws, and 13 rebounds. It was her fifth double-double this season. Junior guard and co-captain Katie McCormick added 17 points, 12 of which were three-pointers. Junior forwards Dominique Vitalis and Brittany Horne also scored double-digit points.
The Hoyas trailed 68-69 with 4:43 remaining but took control of the game with a 10-0 run over the next three and a half minutes. Adamako and Horne both contributed heavily to the game-winning stretch.
The victory ended a losing streak that stretched back to Nov. 21. Seven of the 10 losses in the skid were by more than 12 points, including defeats by 29 points to Princeton and 23 points to Temple.
The Hoyas will now need to finish their final 16 games with a 12-4 record in order to avoid a losing season. Fans of the team, which have seen turmoil at the head coach position and watched as two of its best players transferred away, will be relieved just to see the losing streak end. And if Adomako, McCormick, Horne and Vitalis continue to play as they did Friday, then the season will end on a much happier note than it began on.
The team will play next today at McDonough Arena at 5 p.m. against DePaul (9-5, 1-1 Big East).