Myers' Career Day Not Enough in GW Women's Hoops' 80-69 Loss at St. Bonaventure
Senior's 27 Points Include 1,000th of her Career
Feb. 4, 2012
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y.- George Washington senior Tiana Myers tallied a career-high 27 points, including the 1,000th of her career, but the GW women's basketball team came up short in an 80-69 loss at league-leading St. Bonaventure on Saturday afternoon at the Reilly Center.
Entering the game needing just one point for 1,000, Myers got the milestone out of the way quickly, draining a jumper from just inside the 3-point arc just four seconds in. She becomes the 26th player in school history to reach the mark and the first since Jessica Adair in 2008.
A back-and-forth first half saw three ties and 11 lead changes. After making just four of their first 15 field goal attempts, the Colonials (10-12, 3-5 A-10) connected on nine of their next 12 shots and held a 31-28 lead with 2:45 to play. But the Bonnies, who are receiving votes in both major polls, ended the half with a 10-0 run and held a 38-31 lead at the break.
St. Bonaventure (22-2, 9-0 A-10) started the second stanza the same way it ended the first, scoring eight of the period's first 10 points to lead, 46-33, after three minutes of play. The Colonials fought back and were within three points, 54-51, with 10:54 to go, as Myers scored 12 of her team's next 18 points.
Back-to-back three-pointers by St. Bonaventure guard CeCe Dixon and forward Chelsea Bowker then ignited a 19-5 Bonnie run that gave the hosts a game-high 17-point lead, 73-56, with 5:36 left.
Three straight GW treys pulled the Colonials back within striking distance, and a fast-break layup by junior Danni Jackson made it a 10-point game, 77-67, with 1:15 remaining, but they could get no closer.
Myers' 27 points came on 8-of-19 shooting. She made three 3-pointers and was a perfect 8-for-8 from the foul line. Senior Tara Booker added 13 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals, while Jackson had 10 points and five helpers.
St. Bonaventure guard Jessica Jenkins led all scorers with 32 points, including eight three-pointers, while guard Alaina Walker contributed 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting.
GW shot 42.6 percent from the floor and made a season-high nine three-pointers in the game, while the Bonnies made 52.8 percent of their attempts from the field, including 11 triples.
The Colonials return to action on Wednesday, when they host defending Atlantic 10 champion Xavier at 12 p.m. at the Charles E. Smith Center. GW will welcome hundreds of D.C. Public School students to the game as part of Field Trip Day.