Rhode Island Starters
Lassiter, Ross, M. Johnson, Ward, Motrechuk
Washington, Crenshaw, Schaible, Bautista, Martins
How It Happened
George Washington used its interior offense to control the game en route to a 72-44 victory over Rhode Island Wednesday night.
Rhode Island (4-20, 0-12 Atlantic 10) could not stop the visiting Colonials (16-8, 9-3 A-10) close to the basket, allowing 42 points in the paint. George Washington used its ball movement (20 assists) to set up a number of easy looks, shooting 14-of-26 (53.8 percent) from the floor in the first half.
The Rams found themslves down by 11 points after the first quarter. Rhody cut the deficit to seven points twice in the second period, but George Washington built the lead back up to 12 points by halftime and never let the point difference get back to single digits in the second half.
Inside the Box Score
- Redshirt junior Morgan Johnson, sophomore Dina Motrechuk and sophomore Amari Johnson each scored a team-high eight points for Rhode Island.
- Freshman Nicole Jorgensen led the Rams on the glass, pulling down seven rebounds while Amari Johnson added six.
- Sophomore Jalissa Ross and freshman Ednaija Lassiter each dished out three assists.
- George Washington was dominant down low, outscoring Rhody 42-20 in the paint.
- The Colonials managed to convert 22 Rhode Island turnovers into 30 points. Meanwhile, URI registered just seven points off 11 GW turnovers.
- George Washington held a 41-33 advantage in rebounds and finished with 17 steals while limiting the Rams to just five.
- Hannah Schaible registered a game-best six steals for the Colonials.
- Three players scored in double figures for George Washington: Lexi Martins (16), Kelli Prange (16) and Ciara Washington (10).
- Martins also led the Colonials with a game-high eight rebounds while Washington led all players in assists (5) and blocks (3).
Stat of the Game
0 - Rhode Island had zero leads in the game. It marked the seventh time this season - and fourth in Atlantic 10 play - that the Rams went the full 40 minutes without having an advantage in scoring. Rhode Island also had zero players score in double figures for the first time this season.
The Rams return to action on Saturday afternoon at Davidson. Tipoff against the Wildcats is set for 2 p.m.