Colonials Destroy Dukes
Feb. 11, 2005
PITTSBURGH, PA - The George Washington women's basketball team (15-7, 8-3 Atlantic 10) won its second straight game, beating Duquesne, 79-47, at the A.J. Palumbo Center on Thursday, Feb. 10. The Colonials crashed the boards, registering a season-best 46 rebounds in the contest.
Sophomore Whitney Allen tied her career high with nine caroms and was one of six Colonials to record at least five rebounds. She also tallied eight points. Senior All-America candidate Anna Montañana led GW with 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field. She also contributed six rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Senior Jessica Simmonds scored 17 points, grabbed six rebounds, and had three blocks.
The game was never close as GW held the Dukes to just two field goals in the first 7:48 of the opening period on its way to a 12-4 advantage. The Colonials continued to stretch their lead, using an 11-5 run to take a 23-9 margin with 5:31 to go in the first half and the visitors owned a 38-17 lead at the half.
In the second half, the Dukes never got within 21 points of the Colonials and GW led by as many as 34, 77-43, on a free throw by freshman Lora Mitchell with just over a minute to go.
Freshman Kimberly Beck also finished in double digits for the Colonials with 10 points and tied her personal-best with nine assists. Senior Liz Dancause chipped in eight points and five rebounds and Mitchell's made foul shot marked the first point of her career.
Loui Hall paced Duquesne with 14 points, while Brittany Warren added 11 points in 16 minutes for the Dukes.
The Colonials held Duquesne to just 26 percent shooting from the floor (17-65) and forced 20 turnovers, which led to 25 points. GW shot 49 percent, making 31 of their 63 field goal attempts. The Colonials also knocked down 13-of-15 free throws (.867) and was 13-of-14 from the charity stripe in the second half.
GW will take on division rival Richmond on Sunday, Feb. 13 at the Robins Center. Tip off is slated for 12:00 p.m. The game will be carried on the Atlantic 10 Television Network. Check your local listings for availability in your area.