Colonials Fry Sun Devils at Junkanoo Jam, 58-45
Oha Records Double-Double in Victory
Nov. 29, 2003
FREEPORT, BAHAMAS - George Washington University picked up their first victory of the season in the second round of the Junkanoo Jam, beating the Arizona State Sun Devils 58-45.
GW (1-2) avoided matching the program's worst start in its history with the win, an 0-3 mark set by the 1975-76 Colonials. GW used a dominant inside game to beat ASU (2-2) who had dropped a nine-point decision to Kansas St. the prior evening. The Colonials scored 32 points in the paint, out-muscling the Sun Devils down low on the offensive end of the court.
Senior Ugo Oha tallied 22 of those points, as the starting center had her best performance of the season, collecting 10 rebounds and adding four blocks in 33 minutes of play for her second double-double of the year. Junior forward Anna Monta?ana also turned in a solid game, scoring a season-high 18 points and adding six rebounds as the only other Colonial in double-figures.
GW led for the majority of the contest, using a solid defensive effort to keep the Sun Devils scoreless for the first four minutes of the game. ASU would rally, tying the game with less than six minutes to go in the half, 13-13. However, the Colonials would stage their own rally behind senior forward Valerie Williams.
With the offense stalling for both teams, Williams entered the game and converted two three-point plays, beating ASU's post defenders. Buckets by juniors Liz Dancause and Monta?ana pushed GW's lead to six, 25-19, a lead that the Colonials would take into the break.
The Colonials would extend their lead in the second half to 10 points, 38-28, before the Sun Devils would stage a 12-2 run to tie the game at 40-40 with 7:47 remaining in the game. Following a timeout, GW countered with an 18-5 run to close out the game, topping ASU 58-45. Oha and Monta?ana would each score eight points in the run, squashing any chance of a Sun Devil comeback.
In their next game, GW returns home to host Syracuse on December 4, at 7:00 p.m.
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