Second-Half Surge Lifts GW Women's Hoops Past Morgan State, 75-60
Colonials Outscore Lady Bears by 18 in Second Frame
Dec. 14, 2013
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's basketball team outscored Morgan State by 18 in the second half to rally for a 75-60 victory on Saturday afternoon at the Charles E. Smith Center.
Graduate student Megan Nipe led the Colonials with 18 points, with 13 coming in the second half when she made 6-of-10 shots. Sophomore Alexis Chandler had a career day with 14 points, eight rebounds and five steals, while freshman Caira Washington matched her career high with 15 points. Grad student Danni Jackson was the fourth Colonial in double figures with 10 points and four assists, and freshman Hannah Schaible again did a little bit of everything, posting nine points, six rebounds, three steals and three assists.
The first half featured 11 ties and seven lead changes as GW (6-4) rallied from an early 21-15 deficit to take a 27-24 lead with 4:28 to play in the half, but a three-pointer by Morgan State guard Tracey Carrington tied the game and ignited an 11-5 run to end the half.
Down by three at halftime, 35-32, after a three-pointer by Morgan State guard Danielle Forrest broke a tie with 26 seconds left in the half, GW opened the second period with a 12-3 run behind five points from Washington and four from Jackson to take the lead for good. The Lady Bears (1-7) were able to keep it close for the first 10 minutes, but the Colonials took control with an 18-5 surge that gave them a game-high 20-point lead, 73-53, with 3:22 remaining. Nipe had eight points and Washington had six in that span.
After the Lady Bears shot nearly 60 percent in the first half, the Colonials limited them to just 30.8 percent on eight made field goals in the second.
Carrington was the only Lady Bear in double figures with a game-high 25 points, and she added six rebounds. Dinah Jones led all players with nine rebounds and six steals.
GW scored 32 points off 35 Morgan State turnovers - the most giveaways by a Colonials' opponent since VCU had 38 on Dec. 1, 2002. The Colonials outrebounded the Lady Bears, 44-36, including 20-8 on the offensive glass.
The Colonials now have a week off before hosting North Carolina A&T on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 12 p.m. in the first game of a GW hoops doubleheader at the Smith Center.
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