No. 24 Women's Basketball Knocks Off No. 22 BYU, 82-58
Erica Lawrence scores a season-high 17 points against the Cougars.
Dec 11, 2002
George Washington (4-1) relied on Oha to establish an inside presence, and the Colonials shot 53 percent. When the Cougars (5-2) began to focus their defense on Oha it left Lawrence and others open around the basket.
Erin Thorn led BYU with 22 points, and was a consistent threat from the outside, making five of 11 3-point attempts.
The Colonials, who led 41-35 at halftime, were able to get the Cougars into foul trouble early. Four BYU starters were whistled for two fouls in the first half.
Lisa Hansen, who began the night with the responsibility of trying to stop Oha, picked up her fourth foul less than two minutes into the second half.
BYU cut the Colonials' lead to 60-54 with eight minutes to play on a layup by Kestlee Nelson, but Anna Montanana made a 3-pointer with 6:50 to play to started a decisive 13-0 run over the next three minutes. Cathy Joens also scored 17 points for the Colonials.
Oha scored 16 of her points in the first half to help the Colonials open an
11-point lead, but BYU got within two on a 3-pointer by Thorn despite George
Washington shooting 60 percent in the first half.
Buff & Blue Believers
As Selection Monday festivities wound down inside the Charles E. Smith Center, GW head coach Jennifer Rizzotti’s work was just beginning.
Rizzotti Tabbed as USA National Team Assistant Coach
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - George Washington women's basketball head coach Jennifer Rizzotti has been tabbed to serve as an assistant coach for the United...
Women's Hoops to Face Ohio State in NCAA Tournament First Round
WASHINGTON - The Atlantic 10 Champion George Washington women's basketball team has earned a No. 14 seed in the Spokane Regional and will open the NCAA...
The Best Kind of Waiting
With six wins in their final eight regular season games, they put themselves in good position for at least a WNIT bid, regardless of what happened in the...
Women's Basketball to Host Selection Monday Watch Party
WASHINGTON - The Atlantic 10 Champion George Washington women's basketball team will host a Selection Monday Watch Party in the Colonials Club of the...
CHAMPIONS! GW Wins A-10 Title
GW returns to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four seasons while Head Coach Jen Rizzotti, a National Champion as a student-athlete at UConn,...
Women's Hoops Upsets Top-Seeded Dayton in A-10 Semifinals
RICHMOND, Va. - The George Washington women's basketball team advanced to the Atlantic 10 Championship game for the third time in the last four seasons when ...
Women's Hoops Downs GMU for Third Time this Season in A-10 Quarters
RICHMOND, Va. - The old adage 'it is hard to beat the same team three times in one season' certainly rang true in Friday's Atlantic 10 Championship...