No. 21 George Washington Drops 63-57 Decision to George Mason
Dec. 20, 2002
WASHINGTON, DC - No. 21 George Washington (4-2) fell victim to a determined George Mason (3-2) team in a local rivalry. The Patriots converted key shots to hold off the Colonials for the 63-57 upset.
Vernessa Neamo led GMU with a game-high 19 points on 7-11 shooting to lead the Patriots. GW's Ugo Oha, despite playing only 11 minutes of the first half due to early foul trouble, led the Colonials with 14 points and seven rebounds.
The Patriots forced the Colonials into 24 turnovers, converting them into 22 points. GMU recorded the victory despite GW holding them to 33% shooting, and out-rebounding the Patriots 50-39.
GW shot 41.1 percent on the game, however struggled from beyond the arc where they shot 15 percent (3-20) and the freethrow line, hitting only 42.9 percent (6-14). Anna Montaņana and Valerie Williams each scored 10 points for the Colonials in the loss.
Jen Derevjanik scored 16 points and Khalilah Smith added 11 points for GMU.