Seven in Double Figures Lead GW Women's Hoops to 114-55 Rout of Bluefield State
Washington, Jones, Schaible Each Post Double-Doubles as Colonials Win Fifth Straight
Dec. 31, 2013
WASHINGTON - Seven players scored in double figures, including three with double-doubles, as the George Washington women's basketball team routed Bluefield State, 114-55, for its fifth straight victory on Tuesday afternoon in its non-conference finale at the Charles E. Smith Center.
The Colonials' 114 points were the most since they scored a program-record 116 at St. Bonaventure on Jan. 28, 1995, and the 59-point margin of victory is the largest since a 98-22 win over Brown on Jan. 6, 2008, which set a school and Atlantic 10 record with a 76-point margin.
With its fifth straight win, GW improves to 9-4 on the season, its best 13-game start since 2007-08. In addition, the Colonials have won five in a row for the first time since taking six straight from Jan. 14-31, 2009. GW finishes non-conference play with nine victories, also its most since 2007-08.
GW's starting frontcourt of freshman Caira Washington and sophomore Jonquel Jones combined for 33 points and 27 rebounds, including 17 on the offensive glass. Washington posted her third double-double of the season with a career-best 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Jones notched her second double-double in three games in Buff and Blue with 15 points and a career-high 16 rebounds to go with three assists and three blocks. Jones' 16 boards were the most by a Colonial since Brooke Wilson had 18 against Xavier on Feb. 8, 2012. Freshman Hannah Schaible also recorded the first double-double of her career with 10 points and 10 rebounds while adding three assists.
GW recorded multiple double-doubles in the same game for the first time since Wilson and Tara Booker ('13) did it against Morgan State on Dec. 29, 2010.
Sophomore Alexis Chandler nearly gave the Colonials a fourth double-double with a game- and career-high 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting and nine rebounds off the bench. Sophomores Aaliyah Brown and Dalacy Anderson also recorded career bests with 14 points apiece, and Brown added a game-best seven steals, the most by a Colonial this season. Graduate student Danni Jackson was the seventh Colonial in double figures with 12 points to go with five assists. In addition, freshman Shannon Cranshaw dished out a game- and career-high six helpers.
GW dominated Bluefield State inside, scoring 70 points in the paint and outrebounding the Lady Blues, 61-32, including 26-9 on the offensive glass, which led to 31 second-chance points. The 61 rebounds were the most since pulling down 63 boards against UMBC on Nov. 15, 2008. The Colonials also scored 51 points off 33 Bluefield State turnovers.
GW took control of the game immediately, as Schaible controlled the opening tip and drove for a layup after just four seconds of action. The Colonials scored the first 14 points of the contest and held a 61-29 lead at the break. The Colonials shot 53.7 percent in the opening period, and the 61 points were a season high for points in a half. GW topped 100 points in a game for the third time this season.
Kearah Jeffreys led the Lady Blues with 14 points, four assists and four steals, while Hope Smith added eight points and a team-best seven rebounds off the bench.
The Colonials return to action on Thursday when they open Atlantic 10 play against league newcomer and Revolutionary Rival George Mason at 7 p.m. at the Charles E. Smith Center.