No. 16/14 GW Holds Off Samford to Snap Skid, 64-57
Beck, Jessica Adair Combine for 40 Points
Dec. 1, 2007
NEW ORLEANS, LA - Senior Kimberly Beck led all scorers with 21 points and junior Jessica Adair added 19 to lead the No. 16/14 George Washington women's basketball team to a 64-57 victory at the Four Points by Sheraton Lady Privateer Invitational hosted by the University of New Orleans Saturday.
Beck hit all five of GW's three-pointers to lead four double-digit scorers for the Colonials. Junior Jazmine Adair reached double-figures for the second straight game with 12, and senior Sarah-Jo Lawrence chipped in 10 and seven assists.
GW jumped out to an 11-2 lead just over four minutes in and held an eight-point edge, 23-15, with 7:04 left in the first half. Samford put together a 12-0 run, fueled by five straight points from Alex Munday, to take its first lead of the game and led 27-23 with 3:22 to play in the period. Beck evened the score at 29-29 with a three-pointer at the halftime buzzer.
The Colonials rode the momentum of Beck's buzzer beater by scoring the first six points of the second half. Lawrence and Jessica Adair combined for the first 12 points of the period as GW crafted a 17-4 run to lead 46-33.
Samford (6-2) briefly trimmed the margin to single digits at 55-48 on Megan Wilderotter's back-door lay-up, but Beck hit her fifth triple of the game to re-open the double-digit lead, 58-48.
Samford wouldn't go away and cut deeper into GW's lead with a 7-0 run to pull within three at 58-55 with 1:25 to play.
Jazmine Adair's lay-up put-back off Beck's missed triple made it a two possession game, but the Bulldogs once against closed the gap to three on a pair of Emily London free throws.
Beck iced the game with four free throws in the final 36 seconds to prevent the Colonials from losing three straight for the first time since the 2003.
GW has a week off to prepare for its next outing at Villanova Dec. 8. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 pm.
Four Points by Sheraton Lady Privateer Invitational All-Tournament Team