Rams Fall Short at George Washington, 83-68

Rams Fall Short at George Washington, 83-68

Rhody Starters:
Melendez, Wallack, Whittaker, Lewis, T. Johnson

George Washington Starters:

Miller, Washington, Jackson, Schaible, Jones

Rhody Leaders:

Points: Melendez (17)
Rebounds: Melendez, Palmer (5) 
Assists: Melendez (5) 
Steals: 4 players (1)
Blocked Shots: Melendez (2)
Minutes Played: Lewis (37)

George Washington Leaders:

Points: Jackson (22)
Rebounds: Wilson (12) 
Assists: Jackson (11)
Steals: Schaible (4)
Blocked Shots: Jones (3)
Minutes Played: Jackson (30)

How it Happened:
Rhode Island (6-16, 1-8 A-10) could not slow down the vaunted George Washington offense in a 83-68 loss Saturday.

George Washington (15-7, 6-3 A-10) used an 18-0 run that started at the 15:58 mark of the first half to open a 26-4 advantage with 11:48 to go in the half. The Colonials pushed the lead as high as 26 in the first half, shooting 50 percent (15-of-30) from the floor, including 6-for-10 (60 percent) from 3-point range.

The closest Rhode Island got in the second half was 14 points. The loss was the fifth straight for the Rams.

Inside the Box Score:

  • Despite the loss, Rhode Island scored its most points in 11 games, dating back to a 77-70 win over UMass Lowell on Dec. 10.
  • The 83 points by George Washington was the most by an opponent this season.
  • George Washington guard Danni Jackson controlled the game tempo. She led all scorers with 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the floor, and she added 11 assists for a double-double.
  • Rhode Island had four players in double figures, led by Tayra Melendez with 17. Kallie Banker, Sydney Lewis and Kiara Palmer had 10 apiece. .
  • Rhode Island shot well from the floor, making 43.9 percent from the floor.
  • The game was the 44th consecutive road loss in a row for the Rams.

Stat of the Game:
– George Washington shot 53.3 percent from 3-point range. The Colonials entered the game shooting 34.5 percent beyond the arc for the season.

What's Next:
Rhody returns home for a game the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 5. Tip off is 11:30 a.m. The game is the annual Field Trip Game at the Ryan Center, as elementary school students from around the state have been invited to attend.