Rhode Island Starters
Ross, Jorgensen, Moffitt, Vargas, Streeter
George Washington Starters
Mahoney, Luma, Tapias, Cummings, Bautista
How it Happened
George Washington's Kelli Prange had a career-high 36 points to lead the Colonials (9-10, 4-3 A-10) to a 65-52 win over Rhode Island (3-18, 1-7 A-10) Wednesday afternoon.
The Rams got a hot start, shooting ahead 7-0 after blocking Colonial shots on back-to-back possessions. However GW scored 13 unanswered points with 5:15 remaining to close out the quarter up 17-9.
The Rams outscored the Colonials 16-12 in the second, including a good 3-pointer by Meghan Oberg at 1:54 to lift the Rams within three points (24-21). Successful trips to the free throw line for Laura Perez and Marta Vargas inched Rhode Island closer to George Washington, as they went into the break down 29-27.
The Colonials took charge and outscored the Rams 22-11 in the third. Rhode Island had three consecutive possessions scoring 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough as George Washington took the eventual victory.
Inside the Box Score
- Redshirt sophomore Elemy Colome scored a team-high 11 points in 15 minutes off the bench.
- Junior Jalissa Ross had 10 points while adding six rebounds and three assists.
- Freshman Maia Moffitt had nine points. She added five rebounds.
- Redshirt freshman Meghan Oberg had seven points and three rebounds.
- George Washington held Nicole Jorgensen - Rhode Island's leading scorer - to just three points in 14 minutes before the sophomore fouled out.
- Freshman Marta Vargas had seven points and five assists.
- George Washington scored 22 points off of Rhody's 27 turnovers.
- The Colonials had the advantage in rebounds, 38-31.
The Rams return home to host Massachusetts on Sunday, Jan. 28. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m.