GW Overmatched in Blowout Loss at Virginia Tech

Rob Bartnichak
Staff Contributor

Coming in, it was a match-up that George Washington Women’s Basketball wanted to capitalize on, but it did not turn out the way it had been planned at Virginia Tech. GW would fall to the Hokies in the Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia by a final score of 50-31. It would prove to be a very disappointing loss for the Colonials, but one they never had control of.

GW’s problems started in the first half of the game. At the end of the half, they were already down 26-15 and failed to reach the 20-point mark. Brooke Wilson (who would later exit the game in the second half with a knee injury) would lead the team into the locker room with 5 points, and would also share the team lead in rebounds with Megan Nipe with 4. The Colonials would only shoot 26% from the field this half, compared to Virginia Tech’s mark of 36.7%. GW would enter the locker room hoping for a turnaround, but unfortunately it would not come.

Similar problems would arise for George Washington in the second half as well. Brooke Wilson would go down with a knee injury and be forced out of the game, but the severity of the injury remains unclear. Field goal percentage would continue to go down, as it was 22.1% in the second half bringing the game percentage to 24.4%. Free throw shooting was also problematic in the second half, as the team went 5-20 and 6-22 overall.

The team truly struggled throughout the contest, and it really showed based on the fact that they would score no more than 16 points in a half. Offense and free-throw shooting are definitely areas the team will have to focus on moving forward into their game against Morgan State coming up on the 28th and beyond. The defense was able to hold up fairly well throughout the course of the game, but also struggled in the way it gave up many open shots. The season has gone well for the Colonials thus far, but the loss drops their record to 3-2.

The Colonials will now get set to complete their three-game road trip at Morgan State in Baltimore on Wednesday. That game can be heard on WRGW-Colonials Radio Central at gwradio.com.

About Jeff Pawling

Co-Assistant Sports Director, News & Social Media, WRGW District Radio

Posted on November 25, 2012, in Campus, GW Basketball, Women's Basketball. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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