No. 12/14 George Washington Halts Richmond, 57-50, in A-10 Opener
Jazmine Adair Records First Double-Double of Season
Jan. 9, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC (AP) - Reserve Jazmine Adair had 11 points and 10 rebounds, her first double-double this season, and the No. 12/14 George Washington women's basketball team beat Richmond 57-50 in both teams' Atlantic 10 opener on Tuesday.
Playing for the first time since Dec. 30, the Colonials (12-2) overcame a sluggish start to win their fifth straight and beat Richmond (6-10) for the 13th time in 14 games.
Adair, who played extensively because her twin, Jessica, was in foul trouble, helped the Colonials control the paint and win the rebounding battle 39-27. Senior Kenan Cole and junior Whitney Allen led George Washington with 14 points apiece.
Christina Campion scored a career-high 22 points for Richmond.
The Colonials took control in the game's final 12 minutes. With George Washington leading 36-30, junior Kimberly Beck sank a 3-pointer to start a 10-3 run.
The Colonials began to pull away by closing the first half on a 10-2 run to take a 27-19 lead.
GW has now won eight straight at the Smith Center dating back to last February.
Head coach Joe McKeown will look for his 399th victory at GW when the Colonials travel to Fordham on Friday. Tip-off at Rose Hill Gym in Bronx, NY, is scheduled for 7:00 pm.
Notes: GW is now off to its best start in 15 years, equaling the 1991-92 team's 12-2 mark ... GW improved to 9-0 when holding its opponents under 60 points this season ... Allen's 14 points were a season-high and two shy of her career-high ... Kimberly Beck matched a season-high with five steals and now has 181 career thefts, three shy of tying Lindsey Davidson for 15th on GW's career list ... Beck also handed out seven assists to bring her career total to 420, six behind Davidson for fourth place all-time at GW.