Women's Basketball Downs Dukes, 95-63
Davidson Leads George Washington With 17
Feb. 15, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC - The Colonials, who battled through five overtime periods over their last two games, only needed the 40 minutes in regulation to secure their 11th conference victory, topping the visiting Duquesne Dukes 95-63 at Smith Center.
GW (17-6, 11-1) has not been a kind host to DU (13-10, 6-6) over the years, winning all 19 home games in the series history entering the game. The Colonials extended that streak to 20 games, as four players scored in double figures and GW shot 55% (33-60) from the floor.
The two teams traded baskets early, and GW held a slim two-point lead, 14-12, with 13:16 remaining in the first half. However, the Colonials broke the game open over the next three minutes with an 11-0 run that was capped off with a three-point field goal from senior Lindsey Davidson that gave GW a 25-12 edge, midway through the half. The Colonials maintained the 13-piont lead for the rest of the half, and entered the break ahead, 45-32.
DU opened the second half on fire, hitting their first six field goal attempts, trimming the lead to as little as eight and trailed 58-46 with 13:47 remaining in the game. GW would respond with a 23-0 run over the next eight minutes and extended the lead to a game-high 35 points, 81-46, with 5:08 left to play.
Davidson led all scorers with 17 points on an efficient 5-6 from the floor, including 3-4 from beyond the arc. Senior Cathy Joens scored 15, junior Ugo Oha added 12 points and forward Valerie Williams came off the bench to score 10 points, as ten different players scored in the game.
The Dukes were led by Candace Futrell, who was the sole player in double figures for DU, scoring 13 points on 5-10 shooting. Senior Beth Friday added eight points and rebounds in the losing effort.
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