GW Women Begin A-10 Tourney with Quarterfinal Matchup vs Duquesne
By: Jack Linnehan
The GW Women’s basketball team begins their quest for a 3rd straight A-10 conference tournament championship today with a matchup against the last team to beat them, the Duquesne Dukes. Duquesne traveled to Washington, DC and handed GW a 10 point loss, but the Colonials won 7 straight after that to close out the regular season on a hot streak.
The Colonials have been led by Lexi Martins, who has averaged 16.1 ppg and 8.8 rpg in conference play. The grad transfer forward has been a reliable presence in the frontcourt, posting 8 double-doubles and 16 10+ point scoring games.
The Dukes enter fresh off a 66-55 victory over George Mason in the first round of the tournament. Duquesne is led by Chassidy Omogrosso with 13.8 ppg, however during conference play it has been Julijana Vojinovic leading the way offensively, with 13.6 ppg.
With senior leadership from Martins as well as Caira Washington, Hannah Schaible, and Shannon Cranshaw, the Colonials have the upper hand when it comes to post-season experience. Expect them to take care of business and advance to the semifinals.
GW – 73
Duquesne – 61