GW vs. Troy Game Notes
After a long layover, GW (4-3) hits the hardwood against Troy smack in the middle of finals week. In their last outing GW played 7th ranked Tennessee tough, the colonials came within a bucket of tying the game, but the Lady Vols went on a 15-5 run to ultimately seal the deal. GW is in the midst of a seven game homestand, the longest in program history, which couldn’t come any sooner after GW dropped a pair of games on the road in Kentucky. In spite of the Tennessee loss, freshman Tara Booker is leading the nation in three point shooting knocking down over 65% of her treys, she is 16-26 on the year. Booker has consistently connects from three point range even though many of her shots are contested.
Seven games into the season, GW has 11 players averaging ten minutes or more. Also, GW is shooting 38% from three point range as a team collectively and holding their opponents to 35% from the field. Antelia Parish continues to be a one woman wrecking crew as she leads the Colonials in points (12.4/game), rebounds (6.7/game), and assists (20 total). Preseason Wooden Award candidate Jessica Adair is second on GW averaging 11.9 points per game.
This Sun Belt Conference program snapped a three game losing streak with a win over Spring Hill College, an NAIA school in Alabama. GW is certainly a step up in difficulty. Preseason 3rd team Sun Belt selection Kylie Morrissy leads Troy in scoring at 15.1 points per contest, she dropped 25 against Spring Hill. Troy is coached by seventh year Man Michael Murphy. The trojans, not the most surprising nickname, average just a hair over 60 points per game, but allow only 58.9.