No. 23/21 George Washington Bounces James Madison
Jessica Adair scores 16 points and grabs a career-high 14 rebounds
Nov. 25, 2006
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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