GW Rebounds With 77-56 Victory Over Princeton
Four Reach Double Figures As Colonials Match Season-High 77 Points
Dec. 21, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC - Senior Jessica Adair led four double-digit scorers with 18 points and seven rebounds to help the George Washington women's basketball team to a 77-56 victory over Princeton Sunday at Charles E. Smith Center.
GW (6-4) used a 20-6 run over the final 5:26 to post the 21-point victory and bounce back from Friday's 65-51 loss to 10th-ranked Auburn.
Jessica Adair's 18 points came on 8-of-9 shooting and senior Antelia Parrish added 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists. With her seven rebounds, Adair (1,176 points/602 rebounds) became the 10th player in GW history to record at least 600 points and 600 rebounds in a career.
Senior Yolanda Lavender, who sat out the fall semester after transferring from Wake Forest midway through the 2007-08 season, got the start in her first appearance with the Colonials. Lavender finished in double figures with 12 points despite shooting just 3-of-12 from the field, but added six assists and three steals versus only one turnover in a solid debut. Freshman Sara Mostafa had her best outing as a collegian, chipping in 10 points, six rebounds and a steal in 18 minutes off the bench.
Princeton (4-7) stayed close through the opening 16 minutes and led 23-22 on Lauren Edwards' three-pointer with 4:07 left in the first half.
Mostafa converted two of her game-high six free throws to give GW the lead for good at 24-23 with 3:55 to play in the period. The foul shots ignited an 18-4 run spanning both halves to help the Colonials grab a 40-27 edge with 18:15 remaining.
The Tigers got as close as seven points on three separate occasions over the final 12 minutes, the last on Addie Micir's sixth 3-pointer of the game to make it 57-50 with 5:26 to play.
GW responded by hitting its next seven shots during the decisive 20-6 spurt, with five points apiece from Parrish and Lavender, while limiting Princeton to just two field goals in the final five minutes.
The Colonials committed a season-low 12 turnovers and shot 48.2 percent (27-of-56) from the field, including 51.6 percent (16-of-31) in the second half, and a season-best 81.8 percent (18-of-22) from the foul line.
Micir finished with 18 points and six assists for the Tigers, followed by 12 points from Devona Allgood and 11 from Edwards.
GW concludes its program-record seven-game homestand Friday, Dec. 27, against Loyola (MD). Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 pm.