GW Women's Hoops Falls at Georgetown, 78-57
Caira Washington Posts First Career Double-Double
Dec. 3, 2013
WASHINGTON - Freshman Caira Washington posted her first career double-double, but the George Washington women's basketball team fell to crosstown rival Georgetown, 78-57, on Tuesday evening at the Hoyas' McDonough Arena.
Washington recorded career highs of 13 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, notching the first double-double of the season for GW. She made 6-of-8 shots from the field and added two assists. Graduate student Megan Nipe was the only other Colonial in double figures with 13 points to go with nine rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Georgetown (5-2) jumped out to a 7-0 lead, but the Colonials battled back with seven straight points to knot the game at 7-7, the first of four draws in a five-minute span. A pair of free throws by freshman Hannah Schaible tied the game at 15-15 with 9:12 remaining, but the Hoyas answered with a 12-1 run, and Georgetown led, 36-25, at the break.
The Hoyas started the second half hot, using an early 18-4 run to go up 59-33 before GW (4-3) responded with a 14-5 spurt of its own, sparked by back-to-back three-pointers by sophomore Aaliyah Brown and freshman Shannon Cranshaw. Georgetown, however, scored the final six points of the game to defeat the Colonials, 78-57.
GW scored 23 points off 18 Georgetown turnovers while committing just 10 of its own.
Natalie Butler led five Hoyas in double figures with 17 points and eight rebounds, and Andrea White posted a double-double with 15 points and 13 boards. Katie McCormick also scored 15 points, all in the second half, while Faith Woodard recorded 13 points and nine rebounds and Samisha Powell had 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
The Colonials return to action on Saturday, when they open a seven-game homestand against Towson at 2 p.m.
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