GW Women's Hoops Concludes Regular Season on Sunday at Saint Joseph's
Colonials Look to End Four-Game Skid
Feb. 25, 2012
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's basketball team closes out the regular season on Sunday when it visits Atlantic 10 Conference rival Saint Joseph's for a 2 p.m. tipoff at Hagan Arena.
The Colonials (11-16, 4-9 A-10) are coming off their fourth straight loss, 69-47, to A-10 rival La Salle on Wednesday in their final home game of the 2011-12 campaign. Senior Tiana Myers scored a team-high 15 points, while senior Tara Booker added 12 points, seven rebounds and four blocks.
GW is currently tied with Xavier and Saint Louis for ninth place in the A-10 standings. The Colonials clinched a spot in the 12-team A-10 Championship on Wednesday by virtue of Fordham's loss to St. Bonaventure and will learn their seeding and first-round opponent following Sunday's game.
Three Colonials rank among the A-10's top 20 scoring leaders in conference games, as Booker (13.3 ppg) is 13th, Myers (12.8 ppg) is 15th and junior Danni Jackson (12.5 ppg) is 18th. GW is the only school in the league with three players in the top 20.
Saint Joseph's (18-9, 8-5 A-10) is coming off a 75-65 loss at Atlantic 10 rival Temple on Wednesday, which snapped a four-game winning streak. Guard Michelle Baker led the Hawks with 20 points, while guard Katie Kuester added 16.
Baker is the only Hawk averaging double figures at 12.0 points per game, but she is averaging 13.5 ppg against A-10 opponents. Forward Kelly Cavallo leads the A-10 with a .570 field goal percentage, and she ranks third with 8.3 rebounds per game.
Saint Joseph's, which was picked to finish fifth in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll, boasts one of the top offenses in the conference, averaging 66.1 points per game and shooting 42.3 percent from the floor and 35.2 percent from three-point range.
GW is 24-27 all-time against Saint Joseph's, one of just three teams in the A-10 against which the Colonials have a losing record, although GW is 12-11 all-time at Hagan Arena. Myers has averaged 12.0 points per game in three career contests against the Hawks.
In last season's matchup, then-junior Sara Mostafa scored a game-high 16 points and Jackson added 14 in a 64-49 loss at the Charles E. Smith Center. Kuester led the Hawks with 14 points.