The Georgetown women’s basketball team (4-23, 2-13 Big East) traveled to South Orange, N.J. on Friday to face Seton Hall (23-4, 12-3 Big East). The Hoyas were not able to pull out the win, falling to the Pirates 95-68. Georgetown committed 29 turnovers in the face of Seton Hall’s full-court pressure, allowing Seton Hall to collect 39 points off of those turnovers. The Blue and Gray also shot 39 percent (24-for-61) from the field, compared to 48 percent (31-for-64) from their opponents.
Despite the loss, Georgetown’s sophomore guard Faith Woodard recorded a career-high 24 points and 12 rebounds and was 8-for-10 from the line. Freshman guard Dorothy Adomako, who has been nothing but impressive in her first season with the Hoyas, tacked on 18 points and 5 rebounds and went 8-for-8 on the free throw line. Georgetown managed to outrebound Seton Hall 44-37, but its other troubles prevented them from stealing a win on the road.
Just over five minutes into the matchup, the two teams were tied at 11, but the Pirates put pressure on Georgetown’s offense and pulled away. Towards the end of the first half, Adomako and Vitalis reentered the game, scoring quick points in the paint. Despite this surge, the Pirates began to heat up from behind the arc and built on their lead.
Sparked by junior forward Brittany Horne’s 3-pointer with nine minutes left in the game, Georgetown made an 11-0 run. Despite this effort, it still trailed 85-57 showing just how dominant Seton Hall was from the very start.
With 7:58 left in the second half, the Hoyas made another run going 7-0. Despite both teams putting up 38 points in the second half, Georgetown was not able to come back from a 27-point first half deficit.
For the Pirates, junior guard Tabatha Richardson-Smith broke Seton Hall women’s basketball all-time record for three-pointers. She put up 23 points, including four three-pointers, and seven rebounds, while her teammate and graduate point guard Ka-Deidre Simmons put up 16 points, seven assists and four steals.
The Georgetown women will be back on the court Sunday at St. John’s with tipoff scheduled for 2 p.m.