Women's Basketball Sinks Stags, 84-65
Four Players Score in Double Figures
Jan. 4, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC - George Washington University broke a four-game slide with a runaway 84-65 victory over the visiting Fairfield Stags at Smith Center.
GW (5-5) used steady play in the post to gain an early lead, as the Stags (2-9) could not handle the GW's bigger and more physical players in the paint, getting in early foul trouble. GW took advantage of the mismatches, as junior center Ugo Oha scored 13 first-half points, and junior forward Valerie Williams added eight to lead the team to a 39-21 halftime score.
GW continued its solid play in the second half, extending the lead to as much as 27 points with 3:50 left before head coach Joe McKeown cleared the bench for the final minutes of the game.
The Stags lost three post players to fouls, and one to injury through the course of the game. Forwards Cathy Dash, Clare Faurote and center Ivana Podrug all fouled out as FU was called for 28 personal fouls in the game, resulting in 38 trips to the line for GW. The Stags also lost starting forward Katie Hammerer to an apparent knee injury just three minutes into the game.
The Colonials were led by four players in double figures, with Oha and Williams scoring 18 points apiece, senior guard Lindsey Davidson adding 16, and sophomore forward Anna Monta?ana chipping in 10. Sophomore Tylon Harris made her first appearance as a Colonial after sitting out last season due to a knee injury. Harris converted two free throws and grabbed a rebound in four minutes of play.
Marybeth Chartier led Fairfield with a game-high 22 points on 8-10 shooting and Janelle McManus who added 17 points for the Stags in the losing effort.
GW opens conference play on Tuesday, January 7, when they take on Atlantic 10 West Division rival Richmond on the road at 7:00 p.m.
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