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Breakout freshman forward finds fit with women's basketball

by Alex Kist | Hatchet Staff Writer

Prange has become the third piece of GW’s imposing frontcourt. She is the third-leading scorer and rebounder on the team, after junior Jonquel Jones and sophomore Caira Washington.

Wreaking havoc: How GW's defense struggled while VCU's dominated

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

The game was a battle for first place in the Atlantic 10 between two teams known for outstanding defensive play. By the end of the night, the “havoc” was the clear winner.

Colonials exploit two-three zone, showcase outside shooting ability

by Mark Eisenhauer | Contributing Sports Editor

But in their 73-59 victory over Duquesne on Saturday, the Colonials were able to sink 12 three-pointers and go 50 percent from beyond the arc on the day, despite hitting just six or fewer in 18 of 20 games so far this season.

The Jorgensen dichotomy

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

It was May 2013, and a lesser-known high school junior with shaggy blond hair and devastating dribbling skills was taking it to a group of New York City’s finest high school ballers on a court at 145th Street and Lenox Avenue.

In difficult weekend, squash cements progress over last year

by Ellee Watson | Hatchet Staff Writer

Women’s squash split Homecoming Weekend with a win over Columbia and a loss to Yale while the men lost 8-1 against both teams, but both men and women are positioned to finish the season ranked higher than last season.

A maverick bunch of runners, on a mission to build a track program

by Josh Solomon | Hatchet Staff Writer

In their first year as a team, the upstart group has found a home at the Georgetown community track, a couple miles north of Foggy Bottom.

Women's basketball making case for first NCAA tournament appearance in seven years

by Rob Bartnichak | Hatchet Staff Writer

Coming off four straight wins by a double-digit margin and riding a 14-game winning streak, this year’s team looks like a contender for a conference championship, which yields an automatic bid, or an at-large selection from the tournament committee come March.

Colonial Army doubles enlistment in two years, with one key addition on the court

by Ellee Watson | Hatchet Staff Writer

The organization now boasts more than 3,500 students who attend both varsity and club sporting events, but are best known for flocking to the Smith Center, cardboard fatheads of players' faces in tow, for basketball games.

GW's win streak proves team can do it all

by Alex Kist | Hatchet Staff Writer

The expectations for this team were high, bolstered by the league’s best frontcourt. But the Colonials look ready to exceed them, and not just because of their one-two punch up front and noteworthy +15.2 rebounding margin.

Even in off year, Atlantic 10 still a multi-bid league

by Josh Solomon | Hatchet Staff Writer

Did the A-10 peak last year? Now that non-conference play has concluded, the league has laid the groundwork for how conference wins will be perceived nationally. The conference doesn’t look like it will match last season’s strength come March, but it should still hang in there with a handful of bids.

A-10 Preview: Women's basketball begins league play fighting for top spot

by Alex Kist and Rob Bartnichak | Hatchet Staff Writers

With a 6-foot-5 freshman averaging 11.4 points per game, a veteran guard returning to the floor from a costly injury and a 16.9 rebounding margin (second-best in the NCAA), GW has some new weapons in its arsenal to build on an 11-5 conference record last season. But with GW, and others, vying for the top spot, where will everyone fit?

A-10 Preview: Men's basketball begins conference play as league looks to get rolling

For the Colonials and for the A-10 as a whole, there are still unanswered questions as the league begins its expanded 18-game schedule. Here’s what to expect from each team GW will face in conference play

Nearly champions, volleyball takes another leap forward

by Harry Falber | Hatchet Reporter

When the wound of a championship loss heals, volleyball will be able to look back on an impressive year: the most wins since 2000 and the first trip to the Atlantic 10 title game since 2002.

Homecoming: Junkanoo Jam brings Jonquel Jones back to the Bahamas

by Alex Kist | Hatchet Staff Writer

Over Thanksgiving break, the women’s basketball team traveled over 958 miles to compete in the Junkanoo Jam, marking the first time that Freeport-native Jones has displayed her talent for her mother and grandmother in her GW uniform.

Assists, turnovers show men's basketball has some re-learning to do

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

As the Colonials’ 58-54 loss to Seton Hall showed, just because GW doesn’t have to rebuild the house this year doesn’t mean it won’t require some remodeling for the team to get its offense humming as a unit.

Missing post presence hurts men's basketball against No. 9 Virginia

by Mark Eisenhauer | Contributing Sports Editor

Almost all of the Colonials' deficiencies Friday night stemmed from its inferiority in the paint. Virginia dominated down low, outscoring the Colonials 42-24 from the painted area and holding both GW starting forwards to a combined five points on the night.

Volleyball’s championship dreams dashed in A-10 finals

by Alex Kist | Hatchet Staff Writer

The loss rendered the team runner up at the tournament, which now awaits its fate on the bubble for the NCAA tournament after a 22-8 season that was the best for the program in over a decade.

The missing piece in women's basketball: Protecting the ball

by Alex Kist | Hatchet Staff Writer

While the Colonials’ loss to No. 9 Maryland on Saturday may have spoiled the welcome-back party for forward Jonquel Jones, the team also got a taste of what it can accomplish.

Volleyball looks to repeat history at A-10 Championship

by Alex Kist | Hatchet Staff Writer

After a highly successful year, the Colonials will still have to knock off top competition and look out for spoilers, who have hurt them in the past. Here’s a look at the team going into the tournament, as well as its potential path to a championship title.

Not by design, backcourt takeover helps GW take down Rutgers

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

On a night when their opponent was missing their most commanding inside player, it was the Colonials' backcourt that drove the team to a 17-point victory.

After recovering from third concussion, senior guard enters first season as a Colonial

by Alex Kist | Hatchet Staff Writer

Chase played her first minutes of regular season competition since her sophomore year Friday in GW’s season opener, a little over a week after she revealed that the “personal medical condition” listed on the roster last year had been a concussion.

Men's basketball beats Rutgers on the road, starts season 2-0

by Mark Eisenhauer | Contributing Sports Editor

Men’s basketball earned its second consecutive victory of the season Sunday night, defeating Rutgers on the road 70-53.

Once under the radar, perimeter play boosts women's basketball

by Alex Kist | Hatchet Staff Writer

In the exhibition match against Virginia Union (Division II) on Sunday, it was the Colonials' outside game that shone in their 99-45 win over the Panthers.

Rookies showcase talent – with some rough edges – in exhibition blowout

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

GW got its first look at the five new freshman members of the men’s basketball team Saturday during a 89-47 rout of Bloomsburg (Division II) in exhibition play.

Depth propels women's basketball to exhibition win

by Rob Bartnichak | Hatchet Staff Writer

Women’s basketball shot the lights out in a 99-45 exhibition defeat of Virginia Union (Division II) at the Smith Center on Sunday.

Volleyball bests VCU in five-set grudge match

by Alex Kist | Hatchet Staff Writer

On Friday night with a home crowd, GW pushed VCU to five sets and came up with not just a win, but revenge.

Water polo looks to end on high note in postseason

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

After six grueling weeks of conference play, the Southern Division Championship may actually give the Colonials a chance to get back on their feet from a 1-7 conference season.

Women's basketball brings in high-profile crop of new players

by Alex Kist | Hatchet Staff Writer

Tsipis said with the addition of the five freshmen, he now boasts the deepest team that he has had since joining the program in 2012.

Déjà vu? How this year's men's basketball team parallels the 2006-07 team

by Mark Eisenhauer | Contributing Sports Editor

After the 2005-06 season, Danilo (J.R.) Pinnock – a dominant 6-foot-5 shooting guard who led the team with 14.5 points per game – and Pops Mensah-Bonsu – a towering 6-foot-9 forward who shared the second top scoring spot with 12.6 points per game – left the team. Sound familiar?

Offseason training zeroes in on injuries, skinny freshman class

by Mark Eisenhauer | Contributing Sports Editor

Strength and conditioning coach Matt Johnson was tasked during the offseason with ensuring returning players were in shape and putting muscle on what Lonergan has called the “skinniest” rookie class he’s ever had.