GW Women's Hoops Falls to #22/21 Georgia at GSU Invite
Colonials to Face Jacksonville State on Sunday in Consolation Game
Nov. 29, 2013
ATLANTA - Playing its third top-25 opponent in its last four games, the George Washington women's basketball team fell to No. 22/21 Georgia, 80-60, on Friday afternoon on the first day of the Georgia State Invitational at the Georgia State Sports Arena.
The Colonials will take on Jacksonville State in the tournament's consolation game on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. The Gamecocks fell to the host Panthers, 65-63, in Friday's first game.
Freshman Hannah Schaible led a balanced offensive attack with nine points, and she added six rebounds and three assists. Freshman Caira Washington again neared a double-double with eight points and a team-high nine rebounds, while graduate student Danni Jackson also scored eight points to go with three assists and two steals. Junior Chakecia Miller added seven points and four helpers.
GW (3-2) kept it close early, but Georgia (7-0) used an 18-2 run to jump out to a 33-15 lead at the 5:47 mark and led, 40-23, at halftime.
The Lady Bulldogs outscored the Colonials by just three, 40-37, in the second half as GW made nearly 45 percent of its shots, but the Colonials could not overcome Georgia, which shot 49.2 percent for the game.
Tiaria Griffin led five Lady Bulldogs in double figures with 19 points off the bench, while Erika Ford posted a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds.