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GW Women's Hoops Ends with 74-49 Loss to #11 Dayton in A-10 Quarterfinals

Tara Booker ends her career with 1,180 points and 814 rebounds.

 
Tara Booker ends her career with 1,180 points and 814 rebounds.
 

March 9, 2013

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PHILADELPHIA - The George Washington women's basketball team saw its season come to an end in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Championship on Saturday afternoon with a 74-49 loss to top-seeded and 11th-ranked Dayton at the Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena on the campus of Saint Joseph's University.

GW finishes the season with a 14-16 record, posting its most wins since 2009.

While the Colonials struggled with their shooting in the first half, making just 8-of-32 field goal attempts, they were able to keep the game close in the first seven minutes by draining 5-of-6 free throws.

The game was tied, 11-11, at the 15:21 mark after a pair of foul shots by senior Megan Nipe, but a three-pointer by Dayton guard Samantha MacKay sparked a 12-0 run that gave the Flyers control of the game. A layup by freshman Anjaleace White with 9:41 to go ended GW's scoring drought, but the Colonials were never able to get closer than nine the rest of the way, as Dayton (27-1) shot 60 percent in the period and ended the half with a 15-2 run to take a 43-21 lead at the break.

Senior Danni Jackson began the period with a quick bucket on the opening possession, but the 20-point margin was as close as GW would get in the half.

A 14-3 Dayton run over a 6:12 stretch late in the game gave the Flyers their largest lead, 74-43, but the Colonials scored the final six points of the contest for the 74-49 final.

In her final game in the Buff and Blue, graduate student Tara Booker led GW with 12 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. She finishes her career ranked 19th all-time at GW with 1,180 points and sixth with 814 rebounds.

Senior Shi-Heria Shipp added 11 points and seven rebounds, while grad student Sara Mostafa also pulled down seven boards.

 

 

Andrea Hoover led Dayton with 15 points and nine rebounds. Kelley Austria tallied 13 points on 3-of-4 three-point shooting off the bench, and MacKay added 12 points and five assists.

The Colonials out-rebounded the Flyers, 39-34, including 16-10 on the offensive glass.

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