Lauren Chase finished with a an efficient 10 points (5-9 FG), 8 assist, 4 rebounds and 2 steals
GW entered the game against La Salle looking to extend their winning streak to nine games. At the start, GW was off to say the least. Missing numerous shots combined with unforced turnovers is not a recipe for success. The sloppy play however didn't last long. GW after an uncharacteristic sloppy opening quarter in which they led 17-10, would use a 17-0 run in the second quarter to blow open the game, ultimately cruising to a 83-59 win, making it nine straight. Senior center Jonquel Jones posted her 14th double double of the season finishing with 13 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks, while Grad Student Lauren Chase added 10 points, 8 assist, 4 rebounds and 2 steals in the win. Junior forward Caira Washington posted 10 points and 8 rebounds and junior guard Hannah Schaible had a team high 14 points.
The paint presence from the Colonials was too much for La Salle to deal with and was ultimately the difference in the game. GW outscored La Salle 44-18 in the paint, won the fast break battle 16-2, outrebounded the explorers 53-39 and the bench was huge finishing with 36 points. Defensively, the Colonials came to play. They held La Salle to 33 percent shooting for the game and held guard Amy Griffin, the A-10's leading scorer scoreless for the first three quarters, before she scored 16 in the fourth. Forward Michaya Owens added 14 points and point guard Jasmine Alston contributed 12 points respectively.
GW improved to 14-3/(4-0) on the season while the Explorers fell to 3-13/(0-4).
The Colonials will hit the road to take on No. 25 Duquesne at noon. The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU.
Senior center Jonquel Jones posted another double double with 13 points and 16 rebounds making it 14 on the season