GW Celebrates Senior Day With a Victory Over Temple, 61-52
Both Teams Finished With More Turnovers Than Field Goals
Feb. 29, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - After being tied at 52 with 2:51 left, George Washington went on to score the last nine points of the game and snapped Temple's seven game winning streak, 61-52, on Sunday, February 29. Both the Colonials (21-6, 14-2) and the Owls (18-9, 14-2) missed a lot of easy shots, but GW was able to convert late and will be the overall number one seed in next weekend's Atlantic 10 Tournament.
The Colonials led 22-21 at the half, but did a much better job shooting the ball in the second half (10-20) and jumped out to a 38-28 lead with 14:34 left in the game. Temple battled back and took the lead at 50-49 with just over four minutes to play. They held the lead at 52-50 with just over three minutes, but GW turned up the pressure on defense and held them scoreless for the rest of the game.
Cathy Joens celebrated her senior day with 16 points and five rebounds, while fellow senior Ugo Oha scored 12 points, nine rebounds and four blocks. Junior Liz Dancause gave the seniors a nice going away present with 11 points on 5-6 shooting, while Anna Monta?ana posted her seventh double-double of the season.
Temple was led by senior Christena Hamilton, who scored 19 points, while Candice Dupree added 10 points and nine rebounds.
Both teams ended up with more turnovers than assists for the game. GW turned it over 19 times compared to 17 field goals (17-46, 37 percent), while Temple gave it away 19 times and had 18 field goals (18-54, 33.3 percent). GW was able to separate itself by taking and making 11 more free throws than the Owls.
Depending on the outcome of today's games, GW will take on the winner of La Salle and Fordham/St. Bonaventure at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 6 at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse on the campus of Saint Joseph's University.