Women's Basketball Wins 20th Versus Duquesne, 74-68
Joens Scores 27 to Lead Colonials
Feb. 27, 2003
PITTSBURGH, PA - George Washington picked up its 20th victory of the season with a 74-68 win over the Duquesne Dukes and improved to 14-1 overall in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
GW (20-6, 14-1) raced out to a 16-6 lead over the first seven minutes, forcing DU (14-12, 7-8) to call a timeout with 12:51 left in the half. Cathy Joens exploded for 11 points over that period, hitting three of her four three-point attempts.
The Dukes countered with a 12-4 run to cut the Colonials' lead to four with 7:03 left in the half. GW and DU would trade runs, with the Colonials maintaining their four-point edge at half 35-31. Joens scored 18 first half points to lead GW, and junior center Ugo Oha added six.
The Dukes kept it close in the early second half, capitalizing on GW's cold shoting from the floor, and trimming the lead to a single point with 14:21 remaining in the game. Oha would also pick up her fourth foul on the next play, and leave the game with 13:51 left on the clock. GW would extend their lead back to four on a four-point play by Joens, 45-41.
GW would push the lead to as much as seven, however, DU would not go quietly, charging back, pulling within three points 57-54 with 7:05 remaining in the game. A 7-2 run by the Colonials would give them an eight-point lead with 3:49 on the clock.
DU would make another run to cut the deficit to three, but Oha would convert a late basket to push GW's lead back to five, 66-61 with 1:29 in the game. A three by the Dukes' Candace Futrell and four points by Beth Friday would get DU within three with 19 seconds remaining, but GW would convert their free throws in the waning moments to give them the 74-68 victory.
Joens led all scorers with 27 points, including a 6-7 performance from beyond the arc. Oha would add 12 as the only other Colonial in double figures. DU was led by Friday and Futrell who scored 21 and 17 points respectively in the losing effort.
GW returns home to face Richmond in their regular season finale on Sunday, March 2. The Colonials' two seniors, Lindsey Davidson and Erica Lawrence will be recognized at the game.
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