GW Blows by Mason in Second Half for 67-58 Victory
Colonials Post 22-Point Turnaround to Stay Unbeaten at Home
Dec. 5, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington women's basketball team shot 63.6 percent in the second half to turn a 30-17 halftime deficit into a 67-58 victory over George Mason at Charles E. Smith Center Sunday afternoon. The victory was GW's fourth in its last five games.
Juniors Tiana Myers and Kye Allums and sophomore Danni Jackson combined for 37 of GW's 50 second half points to help the host Colonials post the 22-point turnaround and stay unbeaten in four games at Smith Center this season. Myers finished with a team-high 18 points, followed by 16 from Jackson and 10 from Allums.
The victory avenged GW's 63-53 loss in Fairfax last season and helped the Colonials take an 11-7 edge in the all-time series, including an 8-2 mark against the Patriots at Smith Center.
GW (4-3) made only 6-of-22 field goals in the first half, while Mason enjoyed a 9-0 edge in second-chance points to grab a 30-17 advantage at intermission.
The Colonials began the second half with a 16-5 run to close within a possession of the lead, but wouldn't overtake the Patriots until Allums knocked down a three-pointer with 8:39 remaining for a 44-43 edge.
Amber Easter responded with a triple from the top of the key to put GMU back in front, but a free throw from redshirt senior Ivy Abiona, two more from Jackson and another three-pointer from Allums gave GW the lead for good at 50-46 with 6:17 to play.
The Colonials scored nine unanswered points during a 13-2 run for their largest lead of the game, 57-47, with 3:29 left. GW then went 8-for-8 from the foul line, including six free throws for Myers, en route to a 21-for-25 performance at the charity stripe that helped clinch the victory.
George Mason (2-5) was led by Brittany Poindexter's 22 points, followed by 11 from Easter. The Patriots lost their third straight and for the fifth time in their last six games.
GW's strong second-half shooting led to a season-best 45.5 percent effort from the field on the afternoon. The Colonials' 50 second-half points were also the most in a half this season.
GW travels to Norfolk, VA, to battle Old Dominion Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 7:00 pm.
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