GW Makes It Three-In-A-Row Topping La Salle, 85-72
The Colonials shoot over 50 percent for the second straight game.
Jan. 18, 2004
PHILADELPHIA, PA - George Washington improved to 11-5 and 4-1 in the Atlantic 10 after defeating La Salle (8-7, 1-4), 85-72, on Sunday, January 18 at Tom Gola Arena. The Colonials were led by senior Cathy Joens (Irvine, CA/Calvary Chapel), who scored 27 points. Fellow senior Ugo Oha (Houston, TX/Hastings) put up a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds to go along with six blocks. The game wasn't nearly as close as the 13-point margin, but the Explorers put on a late run to cut down what had been a 20-point lead for most of the game.
The Explorers stayed close for part of the first half, but the Colonials put together a 26-8 run midway through and held a 45-29 advantage at halftime. The lead hovered around 20 for most of the second half, but a flurry from La Salle's leading scorer, Kat Foley, who finished with 24 points, gave the Explorers some hope. But, solid free throw shooting (20-25, 80 percent) by the Colonials kept the Explorers at bay as GW secured their fourth conference victory on the season.
Senior Valerie Williams (Ft. Lauderdale, FL/Ft. Lauderdale) went 7-7 from the field and 5-8 from the free throw line to tie the career high she set just two games ago with 19 points, while reigning Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, Anna Monta?ana (Valencia, Spain/St. Maria El Pilar), had another strong game with 13 points and eight rebounds. Point guard Marsheik Witherspoon (Opa-Locka, FL/American Senior) had her second straight solid game with seven points and four assists.
GW will try and continue its hot shooting when they travel to what will surely be a chilly Olean, NY to play St. Bonaventure on Friday, January 23.
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...
Women's Basketball Bows Out of WNIT
WASHINGTON - In the first meeting between nearby foes George Washington and Navy since 1987, the Colonials and Mids met in first round WNIT action at the...
Women's Basketball to Host Navy in Opening Round of WNIT
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's basketball team will make its 22nd postseason appearance in the last 27 years after being invited to compete in...
Women's Basketball Falls to Duquesne in A-10 Quarterfinals
RICHMOND, Va. - In eerily-similar fashion to last season's Atlantic 10 Championship game, the George Washington Colonials and Duquesne Dukes went back and...
Women's Basketball Trio Earns All-Conference Honors
Martins (First Team, All-Academic), Washington (Second Team, All-Defensive) and Schaible (All-Defensive) recognized for standout seasons
Women's Basketball Clinches Share of A-10 Regular Season Title
RICHMOND, Va. - After driving two hours south on I-95 for its regular-season finale and needing a win to secure both a first-round bye in the upcoming...
Women's Basketball Tips Off WNIT on Friday vs. Navy
TIPPING OFF: The George Washington women's basketball team will make its 22nd postseason appearance of the last 27 years when it hosts Navy on Friday night...