No. 14/13 George Washington Downs UMBC, 79-59
Nov. 9, 2007
BALTIMORE, MD (AP) - Kimberly Beck scored 20 points to surpass 1,000 for her career, Antelia Parrish added 17 points and eight rebounds, and No. 14 George Washington opened its season with a 79-59 victory over Maryland-Baltimore County on Friday night.
Carlee Cassidy led the Retrievers with 24 points, 18 in the second half. UMBC committed 24 turnovers, leading to 32 George Washington points.
Six of the Colonials nine 3-pointers came from Beck, who became the 23rd player in George Washington history to reach 1,000 points on a left-side 3-pointer with 3:37 remaining in the game.
UMBC raised a banner commemorating its 2006 America East tournament championship in a pregame ceremony, then sprinted to a 9-3 lead on Kristin Drabyn's 3-pointer.
But Beck's rainbow, right-side 3-pointer with 14:20 left in the first half ignited a 13-2 run for a 16-11 Colonials lead.
George Washington closed the first half with a 10-3 burst capped by consecutive 3s by Parrish for a 34-25 halftime cushion.
UMBC got within 44-37 on a three-point play by MacKenzie Butler with 15:46 remaining in the second half, but GW responded with an 11-3 run featuring five points by Beck.
GW returns to action Monday, Nov. 12, at Virginia. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm.
NOTES: Senior point guard Kimberly Beck hit a career-high six three-pointers and scored 20 points to surpass the 1,000-point plateau, the 23rd player in program history to accomplish the feat ... Senior forward Whitney Allen posted her fourth career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, despite playing with a broken finger ... Senior guard Sarah-Jo Lawrence had six assists to move within six of entering GW's career Top 20 ... Lawrence's 18 points moved her to 44 shy of 1,000 for her career.