Women's Basketball Wins Thriller Over Owls, 59-57
Monta?ana Scores Last-Second Field Goal to Claim Victory
Jan. 12, 2003
PHILADELPHIA, PA - George Washington overcame a season-high 27 turnovers to top the Temple Owls on a field goal by Anna Monta?ana with four seconds remaining on the clock to give the Colonials the 59-57 victory.
GW (8-5, 3-0) won its fourth-straight game and remained undefeated Atlantic 10 conference play. The Colonials held the TU (5-9, 1-2) to just four field goals in the first half, and a 16.7 (4-24) from the floor, taking a 25-15 lead into the break.
The Owls started the second half on fire, scoring the first six points, and continued their pressure, stringing together a 20-11 run to take their first lead of the game with 11:23 remaining in the game.
The Colonials and Owls battled back and forth for the balance of the half, as the two teams tied six times and exchanged the lead 10 times. With 28 seconds left in the game and the Owls down by two, TU's Candice Dupree put back a missed free throw by Stacy Smalls to knot the game at 57.
Following timeouts by each team, the Colonials inbounded the ball to senior Erica Lawrence who made an interior pass to Monta?ana in the post. Monta?ana was defended by guard Ari Moore as she brought the ball through the lane, laying in a basket in the paint with four seconds left. Smalls hurled a desperation shot from half court that sailed wide giving the Colonials their third A-10 victory of the season.
This was the second-straight game versus TU that Monta?ana made the game winning shot with time running out. Last season Monta?ana put away a buzzer-beating layup to give the Colonials a 54-53 victory.
Monta?ana set new career highs in points and rebounds with 18 and 14 respectively, hitting 9-13 shots for the game. TU's Dupree led three players in double figures scoring 18 points on 7-19 shooting.
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