Colonials (2-6) Struggles Continue As They Drop Their Sixth Straight

By Nkwa Asonye, Jr.

The George Washington Colonials’ struggles continued as they dropped their sixth straight game to the Marshall Thundering Herd 56-47.

Sophomore Tiana Myers scored a team-high 14 points, with sophomore center Sara Mostafa scoring 12 points and grabbing seven rebounds.

The first half showed glimpses of GW’s offensive potential as starting point guard Janine Davis started her first game at the Smith Center.  The freshman only took three shots all game, but she made them count scoring five points on the night.  When she wasn’t bringing the ball up, her classmate Shi-Heria Shipp handled the duties.  However, despite their efforts, out of GW’s 17 turnovers, 10 of them came from the freshmen.

“You’ve got to give credit to Shi-Heria.  She’s not a natural point guard; that’s a challenge in and of itself because she’s fighting her instincts.  Janine is coming off of meniscus surgery, so you have to give her ample credit as well.”

In the second half, everything seemed to fall into place as GW took its largest lead of the game of seven with 14:14 left.  Unfortunately, the largest lead of the game would also be their last.  Marshall kept chipping away slowly but surely at that lead and after Marshall’s Kendra King (who scored 14 off of the bench) scored on a layup with 7:38 to go, the Thundering Herd never looked back.  Guard Mystee Dale scored a game-high 15 points and Tynikki Crook scored 14 and took in 8 rebounds.

“When you’re dealing with the youth that we have, the biggest challenge is maintaining the focus for the entire game. We played good basketball for 27 minutes; the problem is the game is 40.  We were in the state of mental lapse.

I’ve got to figure out a way to get my girls to maintain their intensity and focus on the game plan for 40 minutes.”

The women’s next game is against Mount St. Mary on December the 20th, but tomorrow, the 6-1 men’s team takes on Big East opponent Providence.  Pre-game show starts 6:40 pm with tip-off at 7.  Keep it locked to WRGW for the game, great analysis, and more.

Posted on December 9, 2009, in GW Basketball, Women's Basketball. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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