Women's Basketball Drops First Game, 70-58 at Ohio
Myers Sets Career-High for Second Straight Game With 20 Points
Nov. 22, 2009
ATHENS, OH - The George Washington women's basketball team dropped its first game of the season in a 70-58 loss at Ohio Sunday despite Tiana Myers' career-high 20-point effort.
GW (2-1) fell behind by 16 points, 44-28, just 2:25 into the second half, but battled back to within 62-56 with 2:49 remaining. The Colonials had a chance to make it a one-possession game, but a turnover and missed layup on consecutive fast-break opportunities dashed any hope of another late-game rally. GW posted come-from-behind victories over North Texas and Coppin State to open the season.
Myers finished 8-of-15 from the floor and added five rebounds, three assists and three steals to lead the Colonials. Sophomore Tara Booker was the only other player to reach double-digits with 10 points off the bench.
Jennifer Bushby matched a game-high with 20 points and added 12 rebounds for the Bobcats, followed by 16 points and nine boards from Da'Keisha Mann and an 11-point, 10-rebound double-double from Kamille Buckner.
Myers gave GW an early 2-0 lead, but Ohio (1-2) scored 12 unanswered points and never trailed again. The Bobcats limited the Colonials to 28.6 percent shooting in the first half and led 35-25 at the half.
Ohio held off GW's late charge on the strength of 16-of-24 shooting from the free-throw line in the second half. The Bobcats converted 25-of-35 free throws on the afternoon and held the Colonials to 36.5 percent (23-63) from the field. GW attempted only nine free throws and finished 7-of-9 from the line.
GW continues its five-game road swing with a trip to Freeport, Bahamas for the two-game Junkanoo Jam this Friday and Saturday. The Colonials open the event with 21st-ranked Michigan State Friday at 1:15 pm EST.