GW Head Coach Jonathan Tsipis rallying the players late in the game
By Cardell Dudley
In a game that was billed as the "Game of the season in the A-10" George Washington sent a loud and clear message that they are indeed the team to beat in the A-10. Led by junior center Jonquel Jones (18 points, 18 rebounds, 3 assist) and sophomore Caira Washington (11 points, 10 rebounds,2 steals), GW behind a stifling defense, walked away winners over Dayton 67-56 to push their win streak to 19 straight. The game was back and forth with five ties halfway through the first half, thanks to the efforts of Dayton star and reigning A-10 Player of the Year Andrea Hoover (16 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assist) however, GW sparked by a Jones 3-pointer, would go on a 11-0 run at the 10:44 mark and would never look back. GW senior guard who did a job on Hoover defensively, holding her to 7-18 shooting finished the game with 9 points, 6 assist and 5 rebounds while freshman Brianna Cummings and sophomore Hannah Schaible contributed 7 points and 5 assist and 8 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assist and 2 steals respectively. GW dominated the boards, outrebounding Dayton 57-36 which was key to their game breaking runs that pushed the lead to as much as 19 points mid way through the second half. The 56 points were a season low for the Flyers who shot just 28% in the second half and 32% in the game. GW will face St Louis Wednesday at 8pm.
Shannon Cranshaw looking to slow down Dayton star Andrea Hoover
GW senior guard Chakecia Miller initiating the offense
GW's Naismith Trophy candidate Jonquel Jones who has a A-10 leading 14 double doubles so far this season