GW's women's team won their third straight tonight, defeating the University of Ohio, 54-44, at Smith Center.
This was my first chance to see the ladies this season, and in the first half, they were reminiscent of some of Joe McKeown's teams: good ball movement and solid defense. After the Bobcats sank a three to open the scoring, GW ran off 15 straight points, and had their biggest lead at 25-10. By halftime, however, the lead had shrunk to 29-18.
Ohio's second-half press gave the Colonials trouble, as the lead dwindled steadily. The Bobcarts closed to with a point at 41-40, before GW reeled off six unanswered, including baskets by Booker and Tiana Myers. With less than three minutes to play and the lead back down to 48-44, the Colonials had the game's key possession, pulling down three offensive boards before Booker's three sealed the deal.
Booker finished with 19, while Myers added 12. Sparkplug Danni Jackson's work at the point was a key factor in the first half.
GW plays at Marshall on Thursday before returning to the Smith Center Sunday, Dec. 5 for a 1 p.m. tipoff against George Mason.