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GW Bounces Back With Blowout of Grambling State

Jeff Pawling
Co-Director

WASHINGTON – There was no hangover effect from Saturday’s loss to #9/8 Maryland as the GW Women throttled Grambling State from the opening whistle in an 89-51 win on Monday at the Smith Center.

Kelli Prange led the way with 23 points on 9-11 shooting off the bench along with 6 rebounds in only 16 minutes of action. Caira Washington posted her second straight double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds and Jonquel Jones added 10 points and nine rebounds as GW utilized their height advantage over the Lady Tigers from start to finish.

As a team, the Colonials were stellar offensively, shooting nearly 55 percent from the field and winning the total rebounding battle 56-27.

Monday also provided an opportunity for Head Coach Jonathan Tsipis to play many of his seldom-used players, from DeLacy Anderson and Aaliyah Brown to Jada Matthews and Mia Farmer. Every player on the roster played double-digit minutes, with the exception of freshman guard Camila Tapias, and Brown even chipped in 11 points on 3-4 from three-point range.

Yosha Watson led the way for Grambling State, playing all 40 minutes and scoring 23 points on 10-28 shooting. Monisha Neal added 6 points on a dismal 3-15 from the field as GW forced the Lady Tigers into 18 turnovers on the afternoon.

GW improves to 3-2 and prepares to head to the Bahamas for the Junkanoo Jam this weekend. WRGW will have live coverage of both games, starting with Friday’s game against North Carolina State. Coverage begins at 12:45 with tip off scheduled for 1 pm on gwradio.com.

Women’s Gameday #5: GW vs. Grambling State

George Washington Colonials (2-2) vs. Grambling State Lady Tigers (2-2)
12 PM, Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, DC
Media Coverage: gwradio.com, RaiseHigh Live
Announcers: Jeff Pawling, George Cremos
Click Here to Listen Live

The GW Women are back at it today at noon as they attempt to rebound from a home loss against #9/8 Maryland and secure a winning record before heading to the Bahamas for Thanksgiving weekend. WRGW coverage begins at 11:45 am on gwradio.com.

#9/8 Maryland Proves Too Much For GW in Home Loss

Jeff Pawling
Co-Director

WASHINGTON – Jonquel Jones made a triumphant return to the Colonials lineup on Saturday afternoon, but her presence was not enough to push GW over the top as they fell 75-65 to #9/8 Maryland at the Smith Center.

Jones played 34 minutes in her first game back and had 16 points on 7-17 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds in the losing effort. Kelli Prange and Hannah Schaible added 11 points apiece and Caira Washington had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Colonials, who drop to 2-2 with the loss.

GW held a 30-29 lead at halftime, only to be outscored 46-35 in the second half. Laurin Mincy led the way for the Lady Terrapins with 23 points on 7-11 shooting in 32 minutes while fellow guards Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Lexie Brown were also instrumental in moving Maryland to 4-0 on the season, as they combined for 30 points in the win.

The Colonials can find solace in the fact that they won both the total and offensive rebounding battle and forced the Lady Terps to commit 20 turnovers. However, they went a mere 4-9 from the free throw line and allowed Maryland to make nearly 52 percent of their shots, including some back breakers down the stretch that sucked the energy out of the large Smith Center crowd on hand.

GW will need to regroup quickly, with their next game scheduled for Noon on Monday against Grambling State at the Smith Center. WRGW’s coverage will start at 11:45 on gwradio.com.

Women’s Gameday #4: GW vs #9/8 Maryland

George Washington Colonials (2-1) vs. #9/8 Maryland Lady Terrapins (3-0)
Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, DC
Media Coverage: gwradio.com, CSN+, RaiseHigh Live
Announcers: Cameron Rohde, Spencer Legred
Click Here to Listen Live

GW faces their toughest test of their non-conference schedule when #9/8 Maryland visits today at 3:30. The Colonials are certainly on a roll, having won back-to-back games against American and Bowie State but this game is certainly going to be a true test of just how good this team is, especially if Jonquel Jones is once again unavailable.

The Colonials have been paced by the stellar play of reigning Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week Kelli Prange, who scored nine points and pulled in nine rebounds against Bowie State Wednesday night. The Bowie State game also served as the grounds for the slight reemergence of Caira Washington, who looked more like herself in the 88-45 blowout win. She led the team in scoring as one of four Colonials in double-figures with 13 points. They will need another performance like that if GW wants to have any chance of beating a top-10 opponent at the Smith Center for the second time in as many years.

Maryland has had an impressive opening to their season, winning handily in their first three games and coming off an 85-67 win over #25 South Florida up in College Park. GW will need to find a way to shut down the Lady Terps’ trio of guards Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Lexie Brown, and center Malina Howard, who combined for 51 points in the win over South Florida Wednesday night. The matchup between Prange and Howard in the post will be a pivotal matchup in deciding the outcome of this game.

The game is the back end of a home-and-home series with Maryland, following last year’s 87-51 Lady Terps win in College Park. WRGW’s coverage begins at 3:15 with tip off scheduled for 3:30 on gwradio.com.

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