GW Women's Basketball Sneaks Past Tennessee Fury, 76-74
Joens Scores 18, Montanana 14 with Eight Rebounds
Nov. 13, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC - Senior Ugo Oha (Houston, TX/Hasting) helped George Washington secure a 76-74 preseason exhibition victory over the Tennessee Fury by blocking former Colonial standout Kristeena Alexander's lay-up with one second left on the clock, Thursday night at Smith Center. The block was one of two on the night for Oha to go along with 16 points and five rebounds. Senior Cathy Joens (Irvine, CA/Calvery Chapel) led the Colonials with 18 points on 6-13 shooting and Alexander paced the Fury with 14.
"I thought we did a lot of good things," said head coach Joe McKeown. "We got up by 10 or 12, but we just couldn't put them away."
GW held a 13-point lead with 12:12 left in the game, but the Fury wouldn't give up and tied the game at 70 with 2:14 left. The lead see-sawed back and forth before Joens hit a free throw to put GW up 76-74 with 10 seconds left. Alexander tried to tie the game with a drive to the hoop but her shot was blocked out of bounds by Oha. A desperation shot at the buzzer fell short and the Colonials escaped with the two-point victory.
The Colonials jumped out to a 19-7 lead and kept the lead around double figures for most of the game. Junior Anna Montanana (Valencia, Spain/St. Maria el Pilar) scored 14 points in the first half and helped GW take a 43-33 lead into the half. Rochelle Luckett, who played her college basketball at Virginia Commonwealth, led the Fury with 10 points at the half.
The Colonials shot just over 50 percent for the game compared to the Fury's 42 percent and did a nice job of working the ball around for open shots, tallying 19 assists on 28 field goals.
GW opens the regular season by hosting crosstown rival Georgetown on November 21 in a 7:00 pm game at Smith Center.
GW Women's Basketball Takes Down Conference Leading Dayton, 52-39
Colonials get revenge from early-season loss in dominant defensive effort
Women's Basketball Routs Rhode Island, 72-44
Colonials lead wire-to-wire for second straight game
Women's Basketball to #Play4Kay on Wednesday Night
Colonials to raise money and awareness for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund
Women's Basketball Hosts Senior Day on Saturday
Colonials aim for sixth straight win in final home game for prolific senior class
Women's Basketball Hosts St. Bonaventure on Wednesday Night for Pink Game
Colonials ride four-game win streak into meeting with Bonnies
Women's Basketball's Washington Named A-10 Co-Player of the Week
Senior returned from injury with two 21-point performances
Women's Basketball Picks Up Key Road Win at La Salle, 79-65
Martins (22 points) and Washington (21 points) lead way; Schaible double-doubles
Women's Basketball Tops Fordham on Field Trip Day, 63-46
Washington and Martins combine for 41 points and 16 rebounds as Colonials down Rams in key A-10 battle