#9/8 Maryland Proves Too Much For GW in Home Loss

Jeff Pawling

WASHINGTON – Jonquel Jones made a triumphant return to the Colonials lineup on Saturday afternoon, but her presence was not enough to push GW over the top as they fell 75-65 to #9/8 Maryland at the Smith Center.

Jones played 34 minutes in her first game back and had 16 points on 7-17 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds in the losing effort. Kelli Prange and Hannah Schaible added 11 points apiece and Caira Washington had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Colonials, who drop to 2-2 with the loss.

GW held a 30-29 lead at halftime, only to be outscored 46-35 in the second half. Laurin Mincy led the way for the Lady Terrapins with 23 points on 7-11 shooting in 32 minutes while fellow guards Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Lexie Brown were also instrumental in moving Maryland to 4-0 on the season, as they combined for 30 points in the win.

The Colonials can find solace in the fact that they won both the total and offensive rebounding battle and forced the Lady Terps to commit 20 turnovers. However, they went a mere 4-9 from the free throw line and allowed Maryland to make nearly 52 percent of their shots, including some back breakers down the stretch that sucked the energy out of the large Smith Center crowd on hand.

GW will need to regroup quickly, with their next game scheduled for Noon on Monday against Grambling State at the Smith Center. WRGW’s coverage will start at 11:45 on gwradio.com.

About Jeff Pawling

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

Posted on November 22, 2014, in Campus, GW Basketball, Jeff Pawling, Women's Basketball and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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