GW Women's Hoops Edged by Towson, 68-67
Nipe Paces Colonials With 23 Points
Dec. 7, 2013
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's basketball team was edged by Towson, 68-67, on Saturday afternoon at the Charles E. Smith Center.
Graduate student Megan Nipe led all scorers with 23 points, her fourth 20-point effort in eight games this season. She made four three-pointers and had two steals and a team-high nine rebounds. Freshman Caira Washington added nine points and seven boards off the bench.
The first half saw eight lead changes in the first seven minutes, but a steal by Nipe and fastbreak layup by sophomore Alexis Chandler sparked a 14-2 run that put the Colonials up, 25-14, with 9:23 to go. Towson (3-5) responded a 12-2 spurt of its own with nine straight points by Tanisha McTiller to pull within one, but GW (4-4) used another 14-5 run to take a game-high 12-point lead, 43-31, with 1:07 remaining in the half. Nipe scored 10 points during that stretch and had 17 points at the break. GW led, 45-35, at halftime, behind 57.7 percent shooting.
Towson started the second half hot, scoring 12 of the first 15 points of the period to tie the game at 48, but a three pointer by Nipe put the Colonials back on top. The Tigers, however, responded with 10 straight points to take a 58-51 advantage with 11:48 to go, their first lead since the 14:50 mark of the first half.
A steal and layup by Chandler halted the visitors' momentum as GW rallied back with a 12-1 run and regained the lead on a three-point play by grad student Danni Jackson with 5:51 remaining. The Colonials maintained their advantage until McTiller hit a pair of free throws to tie the game with 1:17 left, then made a layup on Towson's next possession for a 67-65 lead.
Freshman Hannah Schaible knotted the game at 67 on a layup with 50 seconds to go, but McTiller was fouled on the Tigers' next possession and made one of her two free throws for a 68-67 Towson advantage with two seconds remaining. Nipe had a good look at a three-pointer at the buzzer, but her shot did not fall.
McTiller led four Tigers in double figures with 22 points off the bench, while LaTorri Hines-Allen posted a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds. Nyree Williams also had a double-double with 10 points and 11 boards.
The Colonials return to action on Monday, when they host Loyola (Md.) at 7 p.m. at the Charles E. Smith Center.
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