The Colonials will need to be efficient from the floor while sweeping under the glass if they want to compete with a Villanova team that outshoots them.
Under Ritchie’s guidance, the USA Baseball 18U National Team hit a combined .407 batting average over the nine-game span while opponents averaged .203.
GW trailed by two points heading into the final frame, but a nine-point performance by the Colonials hindered them from pulling out the victory.
The Colonials started the season shaky from beyond the arc, averaging just 43.5 points per game in GW’s first four matches.
The Colonials opened the game dropping 26 points in the first quarter, but were held to 17 points over the final three quarters.
The Colonials were held to their lowest scoring game since GW’s 51–25 loss to Howard on Jan. 27, 1976.
Heading into their final weekend of regular season play the Colonials have posted some of their best numbers of the year after an eight-game losing streak.
Head coach Jennifer Rizzotti said the freshman class will need to be ready this season at a moment’s notice to step up on the court for the Colonials.
Freshmen Marcus Littles, Mezie Offurum and Shandon Brown bring athleticism to the squad that will be useful in executing the Colonials’ uptempo game plan.
The Colonials bested the Wildcats in three straight sets to win their final home game of the season Sunday night.