No. 16/14 GW Stunned by UNLV, 62-61
Colonials Lose 24-Point Halftime Cushion
Nov. 30, 2007
NEW ORLEANS, LA - The No. 16/14 George Washington women's basketball team led by 24 points at halftime, but UNLV rallied behind Shequoia Holmes' 22 second-half points to knock-off the Colonials, 62-61, in the opening game of the Four Points by Sheraton Lady Privateer Invitational hosted by the University of New Orleans Friday.
GW (5-3) had its halftime lead steadily whittled away by UNLV throughout the second half, and with 4:02 remaining found itself trailing for the first time at 59-58. Lawrence tied it with a free throw, but Holmes answered with a charity shot to put UNLV back on top, 60-59, with 2:07 left.
Lawrence's baseline 15-footer put GW ahead again, but Holmes responded with a foul-line jumper to go to 62-61 with 51 seconds to play. The Colonials called timeout on their next possession, then threw the ball away on the ensuing inbound play. GW got the ball back on a UNLV turnover and had three chances for the go-ahead score in the final nine seconds, but a trio of jump-shots didn't fall.
The back-to-back losses are GW's first since falling versus Oregon and at BYU on Dec. 4 and 6, 2004.
GW rolled off a 27-6 run over the final 12:33 of the first half to take a commanding 40-16 lead at the break, limiting the Lady Rebels to one field goal during that span. Juniors Jessica and Jazmine Adair combined for GW's first 17 points, with Jazmine matching her career-high 14 by the 6:02 mark of the first half.
Jessica Adair picked up two quick fouls to start the second half, then fouled out with 4:21 remaining and the Lady Rebels took control.
GW plays Samford in the first game of Saturday's Invitational doubleheader. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 pm ET.