Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
In the first time back to McDonough Arena on the campus of Georgetown tonight since the late 80’s, the Hoyas hoped this rescheduled regular season game would be a little bit different then the result of their first match up against St. John’s, it wasn’t.
The Hoyas again started cold from the field and really didn’t find a way to get anything going until late in the second half when they found themselves digging out of a 25-point hole.
Donald Carey scored a career-high 23 points and had seven rebounds for the Hoyas (6-14, 0-9), whose losing streak stretched to 10 games. Kaiden Rice added 20 points. Dante Harris had 10 points and nine rebounds.
Carey who clearly left it all on the court tonight was really all the Hoyas had going for them. The outside shooting by St. John’s again was a problem for the Hoyas. Too many open shots from the perimeter gave the Hoyas trouble in the first game and tonight it was much of the same.
“Today it wasn’t turnovers, it was our lack of defense, our lack of rebounding … I thought that we got messed up a few times with our transition defense. We have to get back to the drawing board. Whenever we win or are in the game, we have more than two guys in double figures and that seems to be the trend lately. We’ve been having two, maybe three guys in double figures … We need guys to produce not only defensively but offensively if we’re going to have a chance to win,” said Hoyas Head Coach Patrick Ewing.
Joel Soriano had 14 points, nine rebounds and four blocks for the Red Storm (12-9, 4-6 Big East Conference). Aaron Wheeler added 13 points. Dylan Addae-Wusu had 11 points.
For the Hoyas, the 6-14 record continues to reflect the worst start in program history and the 0-9 Big East record continues to be the worst in program history, with no relief in the near future, the Hoyas could very possibly not get a single Big East victory for the first time in program history. This is something that does not bode well with fans, or in this case, students only, who could not even fill the entire McDonough Arena tonight. There have been exhibition games played in previous years as non-conference matchups that had more people in attendance then tonight. Another mistake by Georgetown, but out of their hands as Disney on Ice has their normal home tied up for the next week.
Next up Providence. If Ewing doesn’t make something happen, he could be skating on thin ice with everyone who thought this would turn the program around.