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GW Women's Hoops Begins Preparations for European Tour With First Practice

The Colonials will have 10 official practices before embarking on their European trip.
 
The Colonials will have 10 official practices before embarking on their European trip.
 

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July 31, 2014

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WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's basketball team began preparing for its European tour on Thursday with its first official practice.

The Colonials took part in drills and some strategic work during a two-hour session. The NCAA allows teams 10 practices leading up to foreign tours.

Thursday's session was the first official practice for GW's five freshmen - Brianna Cummings, Mia Farmer, Jada Matthews, Kelli Prange and Camila Tapias - and gave the Colonials a chance to practice together as a team for the first time.

"It went great. Just getting accustomed to the speed of the game and the overall drills that we're doing is a challenge, but I'm up to it," Cummings said. "I can't wait to be in London and France; I'm really excited to play over there."

The Colonials will spend 10 days abroad in England and France from Aug. 13-23 and will play four games against European competition. While overseas, the team will play under international rules, including a different ball, a wider lane and a 24-second shot clock, which they used in practice on Thursday.

"We had great team energy; everyone put their best effort forward," said junior Dalacy Anderson. "We're very excited - we get a new atmosphere, new experiences. I'm definitely ready to play with everybody."

 

 

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