Colonials Beat Back Bonnies in McKeown's 300th Win
Second Half Surge Keys Victory
Jan. 9, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC - The Colonials charged back from a ten-point, second half deficit to win their second Atlantic 10 Conference game over the visiting St. Bonaventure Bonnies, 65-49.
The Colonials (7-5, 2-0) suffered through a first half that saw the Bonnies (4-9, 1-1) force GW into 16 turnovers which SBU turned into 12 points. Despite shooting better from the floor for the half than the Bonnies, the Colonials trailed by four at the break, 31-27.
The game seemed to continue along the same theme in the early moments of the second half with SBU extending their lead to ten points at the 18:07 mark. Junior center Ugo Oha scored a layup on the next possession and GW called a time out trailing 38-30.
The Colonials took control of the game after the time out, holding SBU to just two field goals over the next eleven minutes, stringing together a 25-7 run that gave GW a their own ten-point lead with 6:07 remaining in the game. The Colonials held the Bonnies to just 18 second half points on 7-27 (.259) shooting while committing only six turnovers.
GW was led by senior guard Cathy Joens who rebounded from a frigid first half in which she shot 1-8 from the field, to hit three of her six second half shots, all three-pointers, to finish with 14 points and eight rebounds. Junior center Ugo Oha scored 11 points and had four rebounds in 27 minutes of play.
The victory was head coach Joe McKeown's 300th win at GW, posting a 300-115 (.723) record at the school and a 368-135 (.732) career record.
SBU was led by center Eva Kadlecova who scored 15 points and collected eight boards in the losing effort.
The Colonials next travel to Philadelphia to face Temple on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 4:00 p.m. in a nationally televised game on espn2.