Women's Basketball Tops Xavier, 70-57
Joens Scores 24; Oha Records Double-Double
Jan. 19, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC - George Washington scored 44 points in the paint and held the visiting Xavier Musketeers to 32 percent from the floor, as the Colonials won their sixth straight game and remained undefeated in Atlantic 10 Conference play.
GW (10-5, 5-0) capitalized on its size advantage over XU, (11-5, 3-2) who starts three guards and two small forwards, pounding the ball into the post and driving into the paint to score easy lay-ups. On the defensive end, the Colonials recorded six first half bocks, denying the Mustketeers any interior scoring, holding them to eight points for the half and 16 for the game.
Senior Cathy Joens led the Colonials in the first half, scoring 10 points on 5-7 shooting. Juniors Marshiek Witherspoon and Ugo Oha added eight points apiece as GW built a 10-point lead with 5:05 remaining in the half. However a 12-3 XU run narrowed the gap to just one point at the break, 33-32.
GW took control of the game in the second half, using a 12-4 run to extend their lead to nine, 45-36 with 13:01 left in the contest. The Musketeers would not get any closer than five points for the remainder for the game, as the Colonials held them to just six field goals and a 26 percent from the floor.
Joens led all scorers with 24 points on 10-15 shooting, adding seven rebounds and three assists. Oha recorded her second double-double of the season with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Witherspoon rounded out the Colonials' double-figure scorers, matching a career-high in points with 10.
GW's stingy defense held XU's Amy Waugh to 3-11 from the floor, including just 1-7 from beyond the arc. The senior guard entered the game as the A-10 Conference's leading scorer, averaging 18.9 points per game. Waugh led the Musketeers with 17 points for the game with 10 coming from the charity stripe.
The Colonials head to Philadelphia, PA to face Saint Joseph's (10-6, 5-0) for a 7:00 p.m. game on Thursday, Jan. 23.
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