GW Gets Back On Track, Ambushing UMass, 70-51
Joens Moves Into Third Place All-Time With 22 Points
Feb. 26, 2004
AMHERST, MA - George Washington trailed by one at the half, but forced UMass into two four-minute dry spells in the second half and cruised to a 70-51 victory on Thursday, February 26 at Mullins Center. Cathy Joens, who moved into third-place on GW's all-time scoring list, led the Colonials (20-6, 13-2) with 22 points, including six three-pointers.
Both teams got off to a sluggish start and the Colonials fell behind by seven with just under 13 minutes to go in the half. The teams battled back and forth including five lead changes until UMass went up by four on a three-pointer with five seconds left. But, Marsheik Witherspoon pushed the ball up quickly and buried a three from just past half court to give GW a lift going into the locker room.
The Colonials came out in the second half on fire, making their first five three-pointers to blow the game open. They also kept UMass from scoring from 12:56 to 9:39 and then again from 7:59 to 3:30.
Anna Monta?ana scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds while Valerie Williams, starting for the second time this season, scored 16 and grabbed five rebounds. Edris Bailey led the Minutewomen (6-20, 2-13) with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
The victory sets up a showdown with Temple at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 29. The winner will get the number one seed in the Atlantic 10 Tournament being held in Philadelphia, PA on March 5-8.
Women's Basketball Begins 2017-18 Campaign on Friday at Princeton
TIPPING OFF: The George Washington women's basketball team will tip off its 43rd season of competition on Friday night with a visit to Princeton University....
Women's Hoops Returns Home to Face Georgetown
TIPPING OFF: The GW women's basketball team returns home on Sunday afternoon to host District rival Georgetown for a matinee at 2 p.m. at the Charles E....
Women's Basketball Visits Towson on Thursday Night
TIPPING OFF: The George Washington women's basketball team hits the road on Thursday night in search of its first win of the season when it visits Towson at ...
Women's Hoops Names Captains for 2017-18 Season
WASHINGTON - George Washington women's basketball head coach Jennifer Rizzotti has named senior Brianna Cummings and Camila Tapias, as well as junior Mei-Lyn...
Q&A with Brianna Cummings
Senior guard Brianna Cummings is getting set to begin her final season with George Washington women's basketball this fall. The Lawrenceville, Georgia,...
GW Athletics Unveils Hall of Fame Class of 2018
The George Washington University Department of Athletics and Recreation proudly unveiled during Colonials Weekend eight individuals who will comprise the GW ...
Women's Basketball's Cummings Earns Preseason Accolade
RICHMOND - George Washington women's basketball senior guard Brianna Cummings was named to the Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Defensive Team and the Colonials...
Colonial Madness Set for Friday, Oct. 20
Join the GW Men's and Women's Basketball teams, GW Spirit, George and more at the Smith Center as we kick off Colonials Weekend and get the 2017-18...