Jan. 25, 2014
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball team (7-12, 1-6 BIG EAST) will travel to Queens, N.Y., for a BIG EAST Conference road matchup against the St. John's University Red Storm on Sunday at 6 p.m. The game will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 with Chris Shearn calling the action and Leslie Hill commentating.
Earlier this week, the Hoyas fell, 92-69, to the DePaul University Blue Demons at McDonough Arena. Georgetown was down by just five at the half, but struggled in the second. Senior forward Andrea White (Lancaster, Va./Lancaster) led the way with 21 points and freshman forward Faith Woodard (Brandon, Fla./Freedom) added 12.
On Monday, freshman center Natalie Butler (Fairfax Station, Va./Lake Braddock) won the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week award and White was named to the weekly honor roll. It was the third-consecutive week that these two won these conference awards.
Butler extended her consecutive double-double streak to eight games following a pair last week. The rookie center tallied 13 points and 14 rebounds at Providence on Wednesday before registering 16 points and 14 boards at Seton Hall on Saturday.
For the week, Butler shot 48.1 percent and added a pair of blocks per contest. Butler maintained her spot atop the BIG EAST rebounding list this season, showing a 13.4 caroms per contest average.
Her seven BIG EAST Freshman of the Week certificates put her in a tie for third with Connecticut's Rebecca Lobo for most all-time. The league record of 10 newcomer awards is held by Connecticut's Maya Moore (2007-08).
White led the Hoyas in scoring in both games last week, averaging 19 points, 12 rebounds. She ranks second in the BIG EAST behind Butler with nine double-doubles on the season.
Leading the way for the Hoyas is White with 16.0 ppg and 9.1 rpg. Butler is second with 14.6 ppg as well as a BIG EAST-leading 13.2 rpg. Sophomore guard Katie McCormick (Leonardtown, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) and Woodard round out those in double figures with 10.8 and 10.0 ppg, respectively.
The team is outrebounding opponents by 9.5 rpg and shooting 42.1 percent on the season from the field.
St. John's made it five wins in a row and eight victories in its last nine games with a 59-52 road triumph over Villanova in BIG EAST action from The Pavilion on Wednesday evening. The Red Storm improved to 13-5 overall and 6-1 in conference play. Junior forward Amber Thompson, who scored a team-high 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting - her fifth time in double figures in the last seven games - to go with six rebounds and a pair of blocks.
Georgetown is 27-24 all-time against the Red Storm with 49 contests coming in BIG EAST Conference play. On the road, the Hoyas are 11-13 all-time. Last year, Georgetown fell, 76-72, at Carnesecca Arena in overtime. Forward Dominique Vitalis (Bloomfield, N.J./Gill St. Bernard's) had a career night with 21 points and 11 boards for her first double-double on the Hilltop, while Sugar Rodgers added a squad-best 29 points, six rebounds and five assists.
The game is scheduled to tip at 6 p.m. ET. Fans can watch live on FOX Sports 1, a channel finder is available on Georgetown's athletic website. Live stats will be available through www.GUHoyas.com.