The George Washington University: Women's Basketball

No. 23/21 George Washington Bounces James Madison

Jessica Adair drives to the basket past James Madison's Jennifer Brown during the first half.
Jessica Adair drives to the basket past James Madison's Jennifer Brown during the first half.

Nov. 25, 2006

Final Stats

WASHINGTON, DC (AP) - Sophomore Jessica Adair scored 16 points and had a career-high 14 rebounds Saturday to lead the 23rd-ranked George Washington women's basketball team to a 68-56 win over visiting James Madison.

Junior Whitney Allen added 12 points, juniors Sarah-Jo Lawrence and Kimberly Beck chipped in with 11 each and senior Kenan Cole had 10 for the Colonials (5-1). Sophomore Jazmine Adair, Jessica's twin sister, hit a layup with 8:42 remaining to put George Washington ahead for good.

The Colonials, who trailed by as many as 16 points early in the first half, held the Dukes (2-1) to just 20 percent shooting (7-for-35) from the field in the second half.

George Washington's win follows its first loss of the season, a 73-48 defeat at top-ranked Maryland last Sunday.

James Madison was led by Meredith Alexis, who had 19 of her 25 points before halftime. Lesley Dickinson added 16 for the Dukes.

The Colonials overcame a first-half deficit with a 16-2 run late in the first half and early in the second. The Dukes clawed back to take a 49-46 lead on Tamera Young's jumper with 10:18 left, but George Washington scored eight straight points to take a 54-49 lead with 6:14 to play.

GW and Villanova will meet for the third straight season when the Wildcats visit the Smith Center on Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

Notes: Beck added a season-high nine assists and is now tied with Elisa Aguilar for ninth place on GW's career assists list with 380 ... Five players reached double-figures for the third time this season (UMBC, TCU) ... Jessica Adair's double-double was the second of her career and first of the season ... Jessica Adair also set a career-high with four blocks.



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