Cummings Scores 1000th Point on Senior Day
GW hosts La Salle on Tuesday in First Round of A-10 Tournament
WASHINGTON - Senior Brianna Cummings became the 35th member of the George Washington women's basketball team's 1,000-point club on Saturday and was honored with fellow seniors Taylor Campbell, Kelli Prange and Camila Tapias in a pregame ceremony, but the day ended on a down note as the Colonials could not end the regular-season with a win in a 49-36 loss to Richmond at the Charles E. Smith Center.
Luckily for the seniors, they will will get another chance to close out their playing days inside the Smith Center with a win when the Colonials host La Salle in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Championship on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
GW will be the No. 5 seed in the 14-team tournament after finishing the regular season with a 10-6 mark in the A-10. The winner of Tuesday's game will advance to play the winner of No. 4 George Mason and No. 13 St. Bonaventure in Friday's quarterfinal round at the Richmond Coliseum at 2:00 p.m. The full A-10 Championship bracket is available here.
The Colonials had entered Saturday's game on a three-game win streak and winners of seven of their last eight games, but an uncharacteristic performance plagued GW from the opening tip.
Richmond opened the game on a 9-0 run and never looked back, maintaining the lead for the entirety of the game. The Spiders led by as many as 14 points throughout the contest. GW had an early third-quarter run which cut the deficit to just one point on two occasions, but the Colonials could not get over the hump.
Cummings finished with a team-high 11 points, notching her milestone on a free throw with 7:30 left in the fourth quarter. The senior guard's double-figure scoring game was the lone bright spot on a day where GW struggled from the field, shooting just 31 percent (13-of-42) for the game with 12 turnovers.
Freshman Neila Luma turned in her third double-digit rebounding effort in the last four games by finishing with a game-high 10 caroms.
Richmond was led by Miacela Parson, who finished with a game-high 19 points on 9-of-18 shooting. Jaide Hinds-Clarke also finished in double figures with 10 points along with nine rebounds.
GW and No. 13 seed La Salle will meet for the second time this season on Tuesday night. The Colonials won the first meeting on February 1, 60-45, behind a 22 point, six-assist night from Mei-Lyn Bautista.
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