Women's Basketball Slashes Xavier, 65-49
Ugo Oha Paces GW with 24
Jan. 3, 2004
CINCINNATI, OH - George Washington (7-4, 1-0) exploded into conference play on Saturday, January 3, at Cintas Center by hammering Xavier (8-3, 0-1), 65-49, in a game that wasn't as close as the score indicated. Senior Ugo Oha (Houston, TX/Hastings) led the Colonials with 24 points and seven rebounds, while moving into 11th place all-time on GW's scoring list. Senior Cathy Joens (Irvine, CA/Calvary) also moved up on the list versus Xavier, scoring eight points to move into 9th place.
The Colonials jumped out to a 31-9 lead and ended up shooting 54% from the field in the first half. Xavier went on a late 9-0 run, but GW was still up 13 at the half. GW came out of the locker room on fire and built the lead back to 27 with 13 minutes to go in the game. They put it in cruise control for the rest of the evening and ended up with a strong conference opening victory.
Joens added nine rebounds and four assists to go along with her eight points, while junior Anna Monta?ana (Valencia, Spain/St. Maria El Pilar) added 11 and senior Valerie Williams (Ft. Lauderdale, FL/Ft. Lauderdale) scored eight for the Colonials. Again, GW held the oppositions leading scorer under her average as Tara Boothe had only 12 on 3-14 shooting.
GW ended up shooting 57% (28-49), while holding Xavier to 28% (17-60). The Colonials were outrebounded 39-32, which included 23 offensive rebounds. GW will have to clean up the boards better if they expect to keep winning as they move through conference play.
The Colonials will try to make it two-for-two in Ohio, when they take on the Flyers of Dayton on Monday, January 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Women's Basketball's Sullivan Announces Resignation
WASHINGTON - George Washington women's basketball head coach Jennifer Rizzotti has announced that Associate Head Coach Bill Sullivan has resigned from the...
Women's Hoops Adds Transfer Sarah Overcash
WASHINGTON - Sarah Overcash, a 6-foot-1 forward from Chevy Chase, Maryland, has joined the George Washington women's basketball team after competing for...
Rizzotti to Continue Work with USA Basketball
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - George Washington women's basketball head coach Jennifer Rizzotti will continue her long-standing relationship with USA...
Caira Washington Invited to Mystics Training Camp
WASHINGTON - George Washington women's basketball forward Caira Washington will attend the Washington Mystics training camp as an undrafted invite, the...
Women's Basketball's Schedule Announced for 2017 Paradise Jam
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's basketball team will compete in the Reef Division of the 2017 Paradise Jam with games against Vanderbilt,...
Women's Basketball Announces 2017 Summer Camps
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's basketball team is proud to announce that the program will host a pair of summer camps on the GW Campus this...
Schaible & Washington to Attend ProHoops Combine at Final Four
WASHINGTON - George Washington women's basketball seniors Hannah Schaible and Caira Washington have been selected to attend the ProHoops Combine over Final...
Championship Pedigree for Women's Basketball Signees
All three members of Jennifer Rizzotti's inaugural recruiting class will be coming to Foggy Bottom next fall as State Champions. The Class of 2021 - Chyna...