GW Survives a Scare From Xavier, 66-64
Monta?ana Nails a Last Second Three-Pointer to Win
Feb. 13, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - Junior Anna Monta?ana pulled up and drilled a 25-footer with one second left to give the Colonials (17-5, 10-1) a 66-64 victory over Xavier (15-9, 7-6) on Friday, February 13 at Smith Center and extend their win streak to nine games. The three was just her third field goal of the game on her way to seven points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
Xavier went up 64-60 on a jumper by Suntana Granderson, who finished with 18 points, but the Musketeers failed to score over the last 3:26 due to a mixture of Xavier milking the clock and some staunch GW defense. GW cut the lead to three on a free throw from senior Valerie Williams and then to one on two free throws by junior Liz Dancause.
On the next play, senior Ugo Oha stepped in against Granderson and took a charge, which set the stage for Monta?ana to become the hero with just under a minute left. She caught the pass and made a beautiful spin move to the baseline, but missed a reverse layup. The Colonials didn't panic and forced Xavier into a shot clock violation, setting the stage for Monta?ana again. She made a nice move into the lane, but was unable to convert on a half hook and the Colonials were forced to foul.
Xavier's Tara Boothe, who led Xavier with 20 points, eight rebounds and six steals, stepped to the line with seven seconds left, but missed the front end of a one-and-one. Williams rebounded and outletted to Monta?ana. She dribbled up the right sideline, pulled up from 25 feet with a Xavier defender right in her face, and buried the game-winner for GW.
The Colonials got another stellar performance out of senior Cathy Joens, who scored 28 points on 11-16 shooting, and grabbed seven rebounds. With five threes on the night, she is now just two away from becoming GW's all-time leader in made three-point baskets.
The game was very evenly played with both teams shooting 48 percent. GW won the turnover battle 19-17, but the Musketeers outrebounded the Colonials 30-27. Both teams had 26 points in the paint and they both made seven three-pointers.
The Colonials will look for their tenth in a row when they host the Dayton Flyers on Sunday, February 15 at 12:00 p.m. at Smith Center.
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