Colonials Bounce Back in a Big Way, Dominate Morgan State 75-40
The Colonials’ last time out in Blacksburg, VA felt like a distant memory tonight, as George Washington (4-2, 0-0) was able to coast by the Morgan State Lady Bears (3-4, 0-0) by a score of 75-40. Only a few days after their dismal showing at Virginia Tech, GW put in their best offensive performance since the home opener against UT-Arlington. It was a resounding turn around to end the Colonials’ three-game road trip. They will look to keep the momentum going in their next contest against Georgetown on Saturday.
Coach Jonathan Tsipis was able to put every active player on his roster into the game, as his team put in a complete performance. Megan Nipe led the scoring with 14 points, followed by Danni Jackson and Tara Booker with 11 apiece. The Colonials never trailed in the contest and opened up a 30 point lead by halftime. Coach Tsipis took advantage of this opportunity to give his younger players a chance for some playing time, and they answered with impressive individual performances. Freshmen DaLacy Anderson (9 pts, 4 reb), Aalyiah Brown (7 pts), and Anjaleace White (9 pts, 5 reb) commanded the floor, while fellow freshman Alexis Chandler got into the points column for the first time in her GW career.
GW’s A-10 best defense continued its remarkable run of form, allowing just 14 points in the first half. By the 2nd half, the Colonials were on complete cruise control, and the Lady Bears continued to struggle mightily on the offensive side of the ball. Comparatively, GW shot 48.3% from the floor to just 26.5% from Morgan State.
With the win, GW moves to 4-2 on the year. The Colonials now come home to the Smith Center for an in-town rivalry matchup with the 4-2 Georgetown Hoyas, this Saturday at 4 PM. You can hear all the action live on WRGW-Colonials Radio Central at gwradio.com.