WBB: Colonials (2-6) return to action on the road vs. George Mason Patriots (6-3)
GW (2-6) will head down the Orange Line to take on the George Mason Patriots (6-3) at the Patriot Center. They will look to end their 6-game losing streak, the longest in over 20 years since the team’s 1988-89 season. Due to the snowstorm cancelling Sunday’s home game vs. Mount St. Mary’s, GW’s game against the Patriots will be the first game in 14 days, following a 56-47 loss to the Marshall Thundering Herd. Since the loss of floor general Danni Jackson in the fourth game of the season against Michigan State at the Junkanoo Jam, GW has struggled to adapt to play without the point guard and it hasn’t helped that some of their competition has included Marist, Auburn, and #5 Tennessee. GW has improved defensively over their last 2 games against Auburn and Marshall, only surrendering 59 points per game. But their woes have continued offensively, averaging just 45 points in those 2 games.
The Patriots are led by the 13.6 points per game of Brittany Poindexter. She is one of three Patriots averaging double digit scoring along with Ashleigh Braxton (10.6 ppg) and Amber Easter (10.3 ppg). They are coached by second-year coach Jeri Porter.
The game will air live on WRGW beginning at 4:40 for a 5 pm tip. Sports Information Director, Jesse Hooker, and former GW basketball standout, Sarah Jo Lawrence, will have the call. Be sure to keep it here for all your Colonials Sports coverage on WRGW, gwradio.com.