By (Cody Estremera)

Alabama started the season with its first seven-straight home wins. For the first time this season, the team left Coleman Coliseum to take on Georgetown, falling to the Hoyas in a 70-59 contest.

Alabama started off hot, scoring the first eight points of the game. However, the Hoyas turned up the intensity and started consistently hitting shots. Georgetown eventually went up by eight, and then took an 11-point lead into the half.

In the second half, Alabama cut the lead down to seven, but that was the closest it would come, losing by 11.

Alabama shot just 30 percent from the field, while Georgetown converted just over half its shots at 51 percent.

“It’s all about coming on the road and having toughness,” said coach Kristy Curry. “You need to make plays on both ends of the floor and do that with consistency. At the end of the day we just have to finish plays. They made shot after shot, and we didn’t.”

Hannah Cook led the scoring for Alabama with 11 points. Shaquera Wade, Jordan Lewis and Ashley Williams all finished with 10 points. Lewis also added a season-high in assists with six in the losing effort.

Alabama out-rebounded Georgetown by 14 and shot 19 more free throws.

“We out-rebounded them, 22-6, on the offensive boards,” Curry said “Those are energy statistics. We have to be able to make the shots on the road though, and today, we didn’t.”

Dorothy Adomako led all scorers with 20 points, while her teammate Faith Woodard finished with a double-double (14 points 10 rebounds.)

Alabama returns home to play Georgia State on Dec. 15 at 11:30 a.m.

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Source:: The Crimson White Sports