Women’s Gameday #4: GW vs #9/8 Maryland

George Washington Colonials (2-1) vs. #9/8 Maryland Lady Terrapins (3-0)
Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, DC
Media Coverage: gwradio.com, CSN+, RaiseHigh Live
Announcers: Cameron Rohde, Spencer Legred
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GW faces their toughest test of their non-conference schedule when #9/8 Maryland visits today at 3:30. The Colonials are certainly on a roll, having won back-to-back games against American and Bowie State but this game is certainly going to be a true test of just how good this team is, especially if Jonquel Jones is once again unavailable.

The Colonials have been paced by the stellar play of reigning Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week Kelli Prange, who scored nine points and pulled in nine rebounds against Bowie State Wednesday night. The Bowie State game also served as the grounds for the slight reemergence of Caira Washington, who looked more like herself in the 88-45 blowout win. She led the team in scoring as one of four Colonials in double-figures with 13 points. They will need another performance like that if GW wants to have any chance of beating a top-10 opponent at the Smith Center for the second time in as many years.

Maryland has had an impressive opening to their season, winning handily in their first three games and coming off an 85-67 win over #25 South Florida up in College Park. GW will need to find a way to shut down the Lady Terps’ trio of guards Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Lexie Brown, and center Malina Howard, who combined for 51 points in the win over South Florida Wednesday night. The matchup between Prange and Howard in the post will be a pivotal matchup in deciding the outcome of this game.

The game is the back end of a home-and-home series with Maryland, following last year’s 87-51 Lady Terps win in College Park. WRGW’s coverage begins at 3:15 with tip off scheduled for 3:30 on gwradio.com.

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

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