Colonials Fall to Oregon at the Pape Jam
Montanana Ties Season High with 19 Points
Dec. 4, 2004
PORTLAND, OR - Senior All-America candidate Anna Montañana tied her season best with 19 points, but it wasn't enough as GW (3-2) lost to Oregon, 64-40, on Saturday, Dec. 4 in the Pape Jam held at the Rose Garden.
Montañana was 7-of-19 from the field, including three three-pointers, and was 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. The Valencia, Spain native also contributed six rebounds, four steals and one assist in the contest. Montañana passed Mary K. Norlding (555) on the all-time rebound list and now ranks 11th with 557. Her assist versus the Ducks moved her into a tie with Debbie Hemery for 11th place on the Colonials' career assist chart with 341. Senior Liz Dancause paced GW with eight rebounds and needs just one more carom to reach 200 for her career. Freshman Lisa Steele made her first appearance in a GW uniform, playing four minutes and grabbing one rebound.
The Colonials struggled shooting the ball in the second half, making just 5-of-31 attempts from the floor (16 percent). Oregon (5-0) connected on 11 of its 26 shots from the field (42 percent) after halftime and outscored GW, 37-19, in the second stanza.
The Ducks took a 40-27 lead on a jumper by Andrea Bills with 11:57 left in the game, but sophomore Corinne Turner netted four straight points, and Montañana drained a pair of free-throws to get the Colonials within seven, 40-33, at the 9:41 mark. From there, GW went cold from the floor, making just one field goal the rest of the game, a three by Montañana with 6:50 left, to draw the Colonials within eight, 47-39. Oregon closed the game with a 17-1 run to produce the final score.
The Ducks had three players score in double figures. Chelsea Wagner led the way with 15 points, all coming on three-point baskets. Andrea Bills added 14 points and Eleanor Haring chipped in 13. Cathrine Kraayeveld pulled down a game-high 10 boards for Oregon.
The game was competitive early on and GW owned a 16-15 advantage with 8:19 remaining in the first half, but the Ducks notched the game's next eight points and the and held a 27-21 lead at the break.
Both teams notched 38 rebounds and turned the ball over 21 times in the contest. GW finished 14-of-57 (25 percent) from the field, while Oregon connected on 23-of-51 field goal attempts (45 percent).
The Colonials will head to Provo, UT for a tilt with Mountain West foe BYU on Monday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. (EST). The game will be broadcast on BYU TV, which is available on the Dish Network and Direct TV satellite systems.