Sunday, May 24, 2015

Saint Joseph's Women's Basketball Falls Short In Come Back Bid Versus George Washington

PHILADELPHIA - Charging back from down 16 to tie the game with under three minutes to play, the Saint Joseph's women's basketball team couldn't complete the come back as the Hawks fell to George Washington, 74-67, Sunday afternoon at Hagan Arena.

Saint Joseph's Women's Basketball Falls Short In Come Back Bid Versus George Washington

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PHILADELPHIA - Charging back from down 16 to tie the game with under three minutes to play, the Saint Joseph's women's basketball team couldn't complete the come back as the Hawks fell to George Washington, 74-67, Sunday afternoon at Hagan Arena.

Trailing 59-49 with under six minutes to play, the Hawks (11-3, 1-1 Atlantic 10) went on a 16-6 run over three minutes as a three-point play by Ciara Andrews tied the game at 65-65 with 2:49 remaining.

After both teams scored on their next possessions, the Colonials (11-4, 2-0 A-10) got a jumper by Danni Jackson off an inbound play at 1:44 as the shot clock expired to go up 69-67.

The Hawks would have their chance to answer back, but couldn't convert as George Washington hit 5-of-6 from the foul line to finish off the game for a 74-67 win.

The Colonials took control from the tip in the first half, running out to an 11-0 lead as the Hawks went 0-for-7 from the floor and turned the ball over twice in the opening five minutes.

George Washington would extend its lead to as many as 16, but SJU fought back to make it a 38-28 game as a half-court shot by Erin Shields at the buzzer brought her team back within 10 points.

For the game, the Hawks shot just 35.8 percent overall (24-of-67), 15.4 percent from behind the arc (2-of-13) and 73.9 percent from the foul line (17-of-23). Individually, Andrews had a team-high 18 points off the bench, while Ashley Robinson had her first double-double of the year, adding 16 points and 10 rebounds. Shields finished with 11 points and a game-high nine assists, with Ilze Gotfrida the fourth SJU player in double figures with 10 points.

At the other end, Jonquel Jones had a game-high 21 points and 14 rebounds to lead three Colonials in double figures.

Saint Joseph's returns to action Wednesday when it hosts Rhode Island at 11:30 a.m.

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