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Cold Offensive Afternoon Hampers Bonnies in Setback at GW

Cold Offensive Afternoon Hampers Bonnies in Setback at GW

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Defense reigned the day as the St. Bonaventure University women's basketball team suffered a 56-39 defeat to George Washington Sunday afternoon at the Charles E. Smith Center.

The loss snapped what was a three-game winning streak for the Bonnies.

Olivia Brown scored a team-high 13 points and matched her career-high with four steals while playing 34 minutes. Also scoring in double figures for the Bonnies was I'yanna Lops with 12 points.

After the Bonnies were held to 15 first half points, Brown drained a pair of three-pointers to begin the third quarter, sparking an 8-0 run to bring the contest back to a one possession game, 26-23.

George Washington (6-12, 3-9) answered with a 6-0 sprint later in the quarter, though, to push its lead back to 35-27.

Lops' basket with 5:51 left to play brought Bona within seven, 43-36, as the visitors looked to continue to chip away at the Colonials lead.

GW, however, used a 7-0 run over the next 2:18 to pull away once again with its largest lead of the afternoon.

St. Bonaventure's offense struggled to get going as the Bonnies shot just 26.9 percent in the first two quarters.

The Colonials' lead grew to as many as 12 in the second quarter, 21-9, with 6:02 left on the clock.

Late in the second quarter, GW's Mayowa Taiwo answered a Jurnee President layup with one of her own, giving the Colonials a 25-15 advantage heading into the locker room at halftime.

George Washington got out to a fast start Sunday, jumping out to a 14-4 lead after the first quarter.

Ali Brigham led the way for the Colonials, scoring 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting. Jasmine Whitney added nine points, nine assists and seven rebounds in the contest as well for GW.

The Bonnies (5-11, 4-9) are off until Saturday, Feb. 20 when they welcome Rhode Island to the Reilly Center. Tip is slated for 2:00 p.m.

GAME NOTES

  • The Bonnies were held to a 29.8 percent (14-for-47) shooting percentage Sunday while George Washington shot 46.9 percent (23-for-49) from the floor.
  • The 39 points were the lowest offensive output for the Bonnies since also scoring that total at Duquesne Jan. 30, 2020.
  • Lops had her fifth game of double-figure scoring this season. Brown also tallied 14 points in a win over La Salle last month.
  • The Bonnies tallied 10 steals for the second consecutive game after having that same number Friday at George Mason.
  • George Washington controlled the boards, outrebounding the Bonnies, 39-24.

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