GW Women's Hoops Falls to La Salle, 77-68
Four Colonials Reach Double Figures in Loss
Jan. 25, 2014
WASHINGTON - Four Colonials scored in double figures, but the George Washington women's basketball team fell to Atlantic 10 rival La Salle, 77-68, on Saturday afternoon at the Charles E. Smith Center.
Junior Chakecia Miller led the Colonials with 14 points and four assists and freshman Caira Washington had 13 points and a team-high seven rebounds, while grad students Danni Jackson and Megan Nipe added 12 points apiece.
The lead changed hands six times in the first half, with a three-pointer by Nipe at the 8:12 mark giving GW (13-7, 4-3 A-10) the lead at 24-22. La Salle (10-9, 5-2 A-10) responded with an 8-2 run and held a 38-35 advantage at the break.
Down by 10 four minutes into the second half, the Colonials climbed back into the game with a 15-6 surge over the next 10 minutes, pulling within a point, 56-55, on a layup by Jackson with 6:39 to play.
La Salle's Michaya Owens, however, drained a three-pointer on the Explorers' next possession, sparking a 15-5 run that gave the visitors a 71-60 lead with 1:19 left, and after making just 10 of its first 25 foul shots, La Salle made 6-of-8 down the stretch for the 77-68 win.
Alicia Cropper led four Explorers in double figures with 32 points on five three-pointers, while Leeza Burdgess scored 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting off the bench. Owens added 18 points and eight rebounds.
The Colonials return to action on Wednesday when they visit A-10 rival Massachusetts for an 11:45 a.m. tipoff.
Women's Hoops to Face Ohio State in NCAA Tournament First Round
WASHINGTON - The Atlantic 10 Champion George Washington women's basketball team has earned a No. 14 seed in the Spokane Regional and will open the NCAA...
The Best Kind of Waiting
With six wins in their final eight regular season games, they put themselves in good position for at least a WNIT bid, regardless of what happened in the...
Women's Basketball to Host Selection Monday Watch Party
WASHINGTON - The Atlantic 10 Champion George Washington women's basketball team will host a Selection Monday Watch Party in the Colonials Club of the...
CHAMPIONS! GW Wins A-10 Title
GW returns to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four seasons while Head Coach Jen Rizzotti, a National Champion as a student-athlete at UConn,...
Women's Hoops Upsets Top-Seeded Dayton in A-10 Semifinals
RICHMOND, Va. - The George Washington women's basketball team advanced to the Atlantic 10 Championship game for the third time in the last four seasons when ...
Women's Hoops Downs GMU for Third Time this Season in A-10 Quarters
RICHMOND, Va. - The old adage 'it is hard to beat the same team three times in one season' certainly rang true in Friday's Atlantic 10 Championship...
Women's Hoops and George Mason Set for A-10 Quarterfinals
TIPPING OFF: The No. 5 seed George Washington women's basketball team will clash with No. 4 seed George Mason in the Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinals...
Prange & Cummings Earn All-Conference Honors
RICHMOND, Va. - George Washington women's basketball senior Kelli Prange has been named the Atlantic 10 Sixth Woman of the Year while teammate Brianna...