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Adomako Leads Hoyas to First Win Since November

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).

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Women’s Basketball Rapid Recap: Georgetown at DePaul, March 4

Georgetown women’s basketball (10-20, 4-14 Big East) fell to DePaul University (24-6, 14-3 Big East) in Chicago 91-74 on Tuesday night.

After a slow start with a few missed shots and too many turnovers, the Hoyas began to pick up momentum, and the game became a fast-paced, back-and-forth thriller for most of the first half. Though the Blue and Gray never grabbed a lead, they often came close to the Blue Demons, bringing the score to as close as a basket halfway through the first half with a three-point swish by sophomore forward Logan Battle. Georgetown continued to keep pace with DePaul until there were about six and a half minutes left in the first half, when the Blue Demons went on a 10-2 run before the Hoyas could regain their footing. At that point, the damage was done, and the teams went to the lockers with a halftime score of 47-36.

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Women’s Basketball Rapid Recap: Providence at Georgetown, March 1

The Georgetown women’s basketball team (10-19, 4-13 Big East) defeated Providence (7-21, 2-15 Big East) 71-65 on Saturday. Senior Andrea White led the team with 17 points and also had 10 rebounds in her last game at McDonough Arena.

The Friars and the Hoyas exchanged baskets for the majority of the first half, and in the final minutes the Hoyas took control of the game and extended their lead to six points. A Providence three as time expired made the halftime score 30-27.

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Women’s Basketball Rapid Recap: Georgetown at Villanova, February 23

The Georgetown women’s basketball team (9-19, 3-13 Big East) looked to extend their winning streak to three games this Sunday afternoon at Villanova, but fell 65-52 to the Wildcats (20-6, 10-5 Big East).

The Hoyas tied the game at 5-5 in the first few minutes, but they couldn’t manage to take the lead, and trailed the Wildcats for the remainder of the game. Georgetown fell behind by eight before beginning to chip away at the deficit. Villanova regrouped and pulled ahead again, and hit a buzzer-beating three at the end of the half to take a 36-25 lead going to the locker room.

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What To Watch: This Week in Hoya Sports

It’s a busy week in the world of Hoya sports, and here are a few of the games Paranoia is recommending that you keep an eye on:

Monday, Feb. 10

Coming off of a third consecutive win, the men’s basketball team looks to redeem itself against Providence at home. When the two teams met in Rhode Island earlier this season, the Hoyas fell 70-52 to the Friars. It’s our turn now. Tip-off is at 7 pm at the Verizon Center.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Men’s lacrosse opens its 2014 season against Mount Saint Mary’s on the Multi-Sport field. The Mount is coming off an embarrassing 16-3 loss to the University of Maryland, and the Hoyas are looking to hand them a similar fate. Face-off is slated for 3 pm.

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From the Sidelines: Meredith Cox

Hey all! My name is Meredith Cox and I am currently a junior in the college. I am also a member of the women’s basketball team here at Georgetown. I will be starting something new here on The Hoya Paranoia blog.  I want all the students at Georgetown to get a new grasp, a different outlook at the world in which we student athletes live.  So, I will be blogging weekly on ‘the student athlete experience.’ This will include previews of my games, what the soccer team does while traveling, which recruits are being looked at, what Jessie Sapp does on an off day, what it feels like being a freshman on any sports team, and what some former Hoyas are doing today.

My blog posts will be slightly different from others because you will get the scoop from the inner loop — from an athlete. Feel free to comment on anything I write about, or even post questions as to what more you want to know.

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