Women's Basketball Topped by Rutgers, 87-72

Dec. 29, 2002

Box Score

PISCATAWAY, NJ - George Washington women's basketball dropped their third-straight contest, as Rutgers scored 32 points off 24 Colonial turnovers in a 87-72 loss.

GW (4-4) lost despite shooting 56.3% from the field, including a 7-14 performance from beyond the arc. RU (6-2) capitalized on 24 GW turnovers, turning them into 32 points on the game.

The Colonials and Scarlet Knights battled back and forth in the first half, trading the lead back and forth five times. RU led by five points with 1:22 points left in the half when the Scarlet Knights went on a 7-0 run to close out the period, taking a 12-point, 41-29 lead into the locker room.

The Colonials battled back in the second half, trimming down RU's lead to eight, but never got any closer, as the Scarlet Knights hit key shots to keep GW at bay.

GW was led by Cathy Joens who scored 14 for the game, as five Colonials scored in double figures in the losing effort. RU was led by Dawn McCullouch, who scored a game-high 24 points.



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