GW Women's Hoops Concludes Road Trip on Wednesday at Morgan State
Colonials Look to Bounce Back After Tough Loss at Virginia Tech
Nov. 27, 2012
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's basketball team looks to bounce back on Wednesday evening when it makes the short trip to Baltimore to take on Morgan State. Tip-off from Hill Field House is set for 5:30 p.m.
GW (3-2) is coming off a 50-31 loss at Virginia Tech on Sunday. Sophomore Chakecia Miller scored seven points to lead the Colonials, who shot just 24.4 percent from the floor and 27.3 percent from the foul line.
GW ranks at or near the top of the Atlantic 10 in most defensive categories, including scoring defense (T-1st, 48.2 ppg), turnovers forced (1st, 26.6 tpg), steals (2nd, 12.8 spg), field goal percentage defense (3rd, .333) and three-point percentage defense (3rd, .207). In addition, the Colonials rank 12th in the nation in scoring defense and are top-30 in three-point defense (21st), turnover margin (25th, +6.8 tpg) and steals (28th).
Morgan State (3-3) is coming off a 72-64 loss to Bucknell on Sunday. Bianca Jarrett led four Lady Bears in double figures with 18 points, while Tracey Carrington recorded 13 points and a team-high eight rebounds. MSU shot just 27.8 percent from the floor, but seven of its 20 field goals were from long distance.
Jarrett paces the Lady Bears' offense with 17.3 points per game this season, and she leads the MEAC in free throw percentage at .939. Carrington is the only other Lady Bear averaging in double figures at 10.2 ppg, and she also leads the team with 5.5 rpg. Moneshia Davis ranks second in the MEAC with 3.3 steals per contest, and she is third with a .476 three-point percentage.
Wednesday's game is the seventh all-time meeting between GW and Morgan State, and the Lady Bears lead the series, 4-2, with back-to-back wins in each of the last two seasons. GW graduate student Tara Booker is averaging 15.5 ppg and 11.5 rpg in two career outings against Morgan State, while grad student Sara Mostafa has scored 15.0 ppg in two games and grad student Brooke Wilson has posted 14.5 ppg and 9.5 rpg in a pair of contests.
Last season, Morgan State defeated the Colonials, 73-68, at the Charles E. Smith Center. Wilson scored a career-high 17 points, while Mostafa tallied 15. Jamesia Smith led four Lady Bears in double figures with 16 points.