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GW Women's Hoops Pulls Away from La Salle for 74-57 Win

Tara Booker scored all 13 of her points in the second half against La Salle.

Tara Booker scored all 13 of her points in the second half against La Salle.

Feb. 3, 2013

Box Score

PHILADELPHIA - Five Colonials scored in double figures for the second time this season and the George Washington women's basketball team used a big second half to pull away from Atlantic 10 rival La Salle for a 74-57 win on Sunday afternoon at the Explorers' Tom Gola Arena.

GW (9-12, 3-4 A-10) scored 49 points in the second half, its second-highest total in a period this season after tallying 53 in the second half of the opener against UT Arlington. The Colonials shot 51.4 percent in the period and outscored the Explorers, 49-36.

Graduate student Tara Booker scored all of her team-high 13 points in the second half as she made 3-of-4 three-point attempts in the period, and added seven rebounds. Classmate Sara Mostafa posted her second double-double of the season with 11 points and a game-high 12 boards, while senior Danni Jackson and sophomore Chakecia Miller each tallied 11 points and seven assists. Senior Shi-Heria Shipp was the fifth Colonials' player in double figures with 12 points.

La Salle (7-14, 3-3 A-10) led for much of the first half, but the Colonials took the lead for good on a jumper by Miller with 3:59 to go. GW extended its lead to six, 25-19, with seven straight points before Explorers guard Shanel Harrison hit a jumper with four seconds left to make it 25-21 at halftime.

La Salle stayed close for nearly 10 minutes in the second stanza and trailed by just three, 40-37, before back-to-back three-pointers by Booker sparked a decisive 22-4 run that gave GW a game-high 21-point lead, 62-41, with 5:12 left.

The margin remained around 20 for the rest of the game, but Mosley hit a three-pointer with eight seconds left to cut it to 17 and account for the 74-57 final score.



Ebonee Jones led the Explorers with 21 points, four assists and three steals. Harrison added 12 points and a team-best eight rebounds, and Mosley tallied 10 points.

The Colonials shot 47.5 percent in the game while holding the Explorers to 32.8 percent from the floor, including 2-for-14 from three-point range. GW also outrebounded La Salle, 41-37, and dominated inside, outscoring the Explorers, 40-22, in the paint.

The Colonials return to action on Wednesday, when they host Atlantic 10 rival Richmond at 7 p.m. at the Charles E. Smith Center.

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