GW Women's Hoops Falls at Fordham, 67-58
Colonials Host VCU Thursday on CBS Sports Network
Feb. 8, 2014
BRONX, N.Y. - The George Washington women's basketball team got within five points late but could not complete its comeback attempt in a 67-58 loss to Atlantic 10 rival Fordham on Saturday afternoon at the Rams' Rose Hill Gym.
Graduate student Danni Jackson led the Colonials with 16 points and four assists and freshman Caira Washington finished a rebound shy of her eighth double-double of the season with 14 points and nine boards, making 7-of-10 attempts from the floor. Sophomore Jonquel Jones added eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
GW (16-8, 7-4 A-10) used a 14-2 run to take an early 14-7 lead, holding the Rams without a field goal for six minutes. The Colonials maintained their lead for most of the first half, but back-to-back three-pointers by Hannah Missry and Abigail Corning near the end of the period gave Fordham a 31-26 advantage at the break.
Fordham (19-5, 8-3 A-10) extended its lead to 13 points with 7:48 to go and maintained a double-digit advantage for much of the rest of the period, but a pair of free throws by freshman Hannah Schaible and a jumper by junior Chakecia Miller sparked an 8-2 GW run, and a three-pointer by Jones with 1:02 made it a five-point game, 61-56.
GW held Fordham without a field goal for the final 5:18, but the Rams made seven of 10 free throws down the stretch.
Corning led four Rams in double figures with 20 points on four three-pointers and added seven rebounds and four assists. Missry made three triples and finished with 12 points. The Colonials held Erin Rooney, the second-leading scorer in the Atlantic 10, to 11 points on just 3-of-13 shooting.
GW outrebounded Fordham, 38-33, including 14-5 on the offensive end, which led to a 15-8 advantage on second-chance points.
The Colonials return to action on Thursday when they host A-10 rival VCU at 9 p.m. at the Charles E. Smith Center. The game will be televised nationally on CBS SportsNetwork, and the teams will Play 4Kay as part of the WBCA's annual initiative to raise breast cancer awareness.