Seton Hall WBB commanded by Hoyas

Date: February 14, 2017

By Andrea Keppler

Entering the final month of regular-season play, the remaining games of season are critical for the Seton Hall Women's basketball team as March quickly approaches. They faced-off against the Georgetown Hoyas on Friday evening at home and lost in a final score of 77-60. 

Even though Georgetown center Cynthia Petke got the Hoyas on the board first, the Pirates contained them offensively as three-pointers from JaQuan Jackson and Kaela Hilaire kept the Hall in the game. The Pirates ended the first quarter with a three-point deficit despite their struggling offense in recent games. 

After that, the Hoyas were in control. They scored 21 and 28 points in the second and third quarters, respectively, and Seton Hall answered with a combined 25 buckets of their own. 

Georgetown's Faith Woodard was their leading scorer with 19 points and eight boards. Dorothy Adomako and Petke also shot double-figures with 18 and 17, respectively.  

After an offensive surge by the Hoyas in the second and third quarters, the Pirates held Georgetown to eight points in the fourth, but this was not enough to make up for the early destruction by the fellow Big East competitor.  

Seton Hall shot better than the Hoyas in field goal and free-throw percentages, but amassed 16 turnovers and had 18 fewer rebounds than Georgetown. 

Friday's game marked the Pirates' second loss to the Hoyas this season as they had previously lost by a score of 77-58 on January 15 earlier this year. 

Following Friday's loss, Head Coach Bozella said that “they [Georgetown] played very similarly, we told the kids we thought this is what would happen.” He added that “we wanted to stop them in transition and stop them going a certain way and we really struggled with that.” 

Regarding the team's struggles, Bozella said: “I think it's important to get a win, just at some point to play better. We've played three very poor games in a row and I'm just at a loss for why, but we'll go back, we'll practice tomorrow and we'll play a very good Villanova team on [Sunday].”

This Sunday marks the Pirates' final home game of the season in an afternoon match-up with Villanova. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. Coverage will be on 89.5 FM WSOU, and WSOU on iHeartRadio.