Dec. 2, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball team will host the George Washington University Colonials (4-2) Tuesday evening at McDonough Arena at 8 p.m. The Hoyas are currently 4-2 on the season after winning the 2013 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout this past week.
On Monday, senior co-captain Andrea White was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll. She was named the Most Outstanding Player at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout after averaging 19.5 ppg and 9.0 rpg in two Georgetown victories.
Last week, Georgetown defeated Nicholls State in the semifinals of the tournament, 67-55. Freshman center Natalie Butler (Fairfax Station, Va./Lake Braddock) led the way with her fourth double-double of the season posting 17 points and 14 rebounds. Senior co-captain Andrea White added 16 points along with seven boards and freshman forward Faith Woodard pulled down 10 rebounds while also posting seven points.
Georgetown shot 41.9 percent for the game, and the defense held the Colonels to 31.3 percent shooting from the field. The Blue & Gray outrebounded Nicholls State, 49-32, but had 15 turnovers to NSU's 13. For her efforts, Butler was named the Player of the Game.
In the championship, Georgetown downed the Seawolves of the University of Alaska-Anchorage, 92-78. Four players scored in double figures for the Hoyas with White leading the way for her fourth-career double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Butler posted 18 points and a team-high 21 boards. Freshman forward Faith Woodard (Brandon, Fla./Freedom) had 18 points and eight rebounds, while sophomore guard Katie McCormick (Leonardtown, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) added 14 points and a pair of 3-pointers.
Georgetown shot 48.4 percent in the game holding UAA to 31.9 percent shooting from the field. The Hoyas also outrebounded Alaska-Anchorage, 59-33. The win was significant as GU handed the Seawolves their first loss of the 2013-14 season.
White was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament after a pair of outstanding performances. White, Butler and McCormick were all named to the Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament Team. Butler also made history as her 35 total rebounds over two games broke the previous tournament record of 29 set in 1980 and 2011.
Butler is leading the squad in points and rebounds averaging a double-double with 16.3 ppg and 13.5 rpg. White is second with 14.0 ppg and 7.2 rpg and McCormick is averaging 12.2 ppg and a perfect 9-of-9 at the line.
Graduate student Megan Nipe scored 31 points as the George Washington women's basketball team made history with its second 100-point performance of the season, routing Jacksonville State, 100-71, on Sunday afternoon in the consolation game of the Georgia State Invitational at the GSU Sports Arena.
After scoring 101 points in a season-opening win over Jackson State on Nov. 9, the Colonials became the first team in program history to reach 100 points twice in the same season. Nipe, who also scored 31 in GW's upset of No. 10/11 California on Nov. 15, is the ninth Colonial ever to top 30 points twice in a season.
The Hoyas are 16-17 all-time against the Colonials and won the last meeting, 70-54, at the Smith Center. Last year, four players scored in double figures with Sugar Rodgers leading the way tallying 22 points and White adding 15. In the last meeting at McDonough Arena. Rodgers led all scorers with 18 points. GU is 9-7 at home against George Washington.
Tipoff on Saturday at McDonough Arena is at 8 p.m. Fans can listen to Ryan Sakamoto on Hoyavision or follow the live stats at www.GUHoyas.com.