GW's Defense Sinks Pirates' Ship
Colonials Give Up Just 34 Points Against East Carolina
Nov. 21, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - The GW women's basketball team (2-0) allowed just 34 points and forced 32 turnovers on its way to a 67-34 thrashing of East Carolina (1-1) on Sunday, Nov. 21 at the Smith Center.
It's the fewest points the Colonials have allowed since holding Howard to 32 points on Dec. 30, 1992, and East Carolina's 32 miscues are most since the Bison turned it over 31 times against the Colonials on Dec. 6, 2003. East Carolina was just 8-of-46 (17.4 percent) from the field and connected on just 3-of-26 (11.5 percent) field goal attempts in the first half.
Sophomore Kenan Cole was one of four players to score in double digits for the Colonials. She registered a career-high for the second consecutive game with 11 points against the Pirates. Cole was 3-for-4 from the floor and made all five of her free-throw attempts in 28 minutes of game action. Classmate Amanda LoCascio notched a personal-best will 11 markers off the bench. LoCascio was 2-of-6 from the floor and 6-of-6 from the charity stripe. Freshmen Kimberly Beck and Sarah-Jo Lawrence also scored in double figures with 10 points and 13 points, respectively. Beck contributed six assists and Lawrence added three blocked shots.
The Colonials held East Carolina without a field goal until Keisha Anthony buried a three-pointer at the 11:47 mark of the first half to make the score 16-4, but GW went on a 14-6 run go up by 20, 30-10 with 3:05 left in the opening half and the hosts owned a 33-13 edge at the break.
GW scored the first 11 points of the second half to extend its advantage to 44-13 with 16:17 left in regulation. The Pirates closed the gap to 19 at 12:15 on a free-throw by Samantha Pankey, but LoCascio reeled off seven straight points make the score 50-26 with 10:58 left to play. A jumper by senior Liz Dancause gave the Colonials their largest lead, 67-28, at the 4:25 mark and the Colonials cruised the rest of the way for the win.
Freshman Lora Mitchell and walk-on Audie Fugett each saw their first minutes in Colonials' uniform in the second half, playing five and four minutes, respectively.
GW shot 47.7 percent for the game (21-of-44) and connected on 23-of-32 free-throws (71.9 percent), including hitting 15 of its 18 attempts from the foul line in the second half.
GW's defense held the Pirates' leading scorer, Jennifer Jackson, without a point in the contest and its 33-point triumph is its largest margin of victory since trouncing Rhode Island, 90-38, on Feb. 2, 2003.
The Colonials will take on consensus No. 1 Tennessee in Knoxville on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 7:00 p.m.
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