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Crimson Tide Women’s Basketball Faces Georgetown in First Road Game of the Season...

on 12/10/2016

Crimson Tide Women's Basketball:

The Alabama women's basketball team (7-0) will play its first road game of the 2016-17 season on Sunday when it takes on the Georgetown Hoyas (7-2) in Washington, D.C. The game is slated for a 1 p.m. CT tip in McDonough Arena.

The Crimson Tide opened the year with seven consecutive home games, which is the longest home stretch to start a season in program history.

The Tide is led in scoring by junior Meoshonti Knight, who is averaging 13.9 points per game. Sophomore Shaquera Wade paces Alabama in rebounding with 7.1 boards per contest, while freshman Jordan Lewis continues to be the team's leader in assists at 3.4 per outing.

Alabama has four student-athletes averaging double-figure points thus far. Joining junior Meoshonti Knight (13.9 ppg) is sophomore Shaquera Wade (12.0 ppg) and juniors Hannah Cook (11.3 ppg) and Quanetria Bolton (10.7 ppg). Freshman Jordan Lewis is just outside with 9.9 points per contest.

The Tide is currently outscoring its opponents by 37.0 points per game (82.9-45.9) and outrebounding the opposition by an average of 14.1 boards per contest (50.7-36.6).

Alabama is 7-0 for the first time in 16 seasons. The Tide won its first nine games of the 2000-01 season before losing in overtime to Oklahoma State, 58-54, on Dec. 21.

In last season's game against Georgetown, Hannah Cook led all scorers with 22 points, while Quanetria Bolton recorded a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Georgetown started the season 1-2 but has won its last six contest and is undefeated at home thus far with wins at McDonough Arena against George Washington (72-57) and George Mason (69-56). The Hoyas remaining seven games were either played on the road or at a neutral site.

Georgetown's two losses both came on the road, and they were decided by 10 points or less, falling 73-63 at Virginia Tech and 68-60 at Minnesota.

Faith Woodard, Dionna White and Dorothy Adomako are responsible for the majority of the Hoyas' points and rebounds as the trio combines to average 22.0 of Georgetown's 41.4 rebounds and 46.3 of its 66.0 points per game.

Woodard leads the way with averages of 15.8 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per contest. DiDi Burton currently paces the team in assists with 4.1 per game.

As a team, the Hoyas as averaging 66.0 points per game and 41.1 rebounds per outing.

Georgetown is under the direction of third-year head coach Natasha Adair. Last season, Adair's squad returned to the postseason for the first time since 2012, going 16-14 overall. The turnaround from the previous year was the third-best turnaround in the nation after the Hoyas posted a 4-27 mark in 2014-15.

Adair is 62-74 overall in her five seasons as a head coach, with two of those years coming at the College of Charleston, and 27-43 in her three years at Georgetown.


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