GW Bounces Back With Blowout of Grambling State

Jeff Pawling
Co-Director

WASHINGTON – There was no hangover effect from Saturday’s loss to #9/8 Maryland as the GW Women throttled Grambling State from the opening whistle in an 89-51 win on Monday at the Smith Center.

Kelli Prange led the way with 23 points on 9-11 shooting off the bench along with 6 rebounds in only 16 minutes of action. Caira Washington posted her second straight double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds and Jonquel Jones added 10 points and nine rebounds as GW utilized their height advantage over the Lady Tigers from start to finish.

As a team, the Colonials were stellar offensively, shooting nearly 55 percent from the field and winning the total rebounding battle 56-27.

Monday also provided an opportunity for Head Coach Jonathan Tsipis to play many of his seldom-used players, from DeLacy Anderson and Aaliyah Brown to Jada Matthews and Mia Farmer. Every player on the roster played double-digit minutes, with the exception of freshman guard Camila Tapias, and Brown even chipped in 11 points on 3-4 from three-point range.

Yosha Watson led the way for Grambling State, playing all 40 minutes and scoring 23 points on 10-28 shooting. Monisha Neal added 6 points on a dismal 3-15 from the field as GW forced the Lady Tigers into 18 turnovers on the afternoon.

GW improves to 3-2 and prepares to head to the Bahamas for the Junkanoo Jam this weekend. WRGW will have live coverage of both games, starting with Friday’s game against North Carolina State. Coverage begins at 12:45 with tip off scheduled for 1 pm on gwradio.com.

About Jeff Pawling

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

Posted on November 24, 2014, in Campus, GW Basketball, Jeff Pawling, Women's Basketball and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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