Former women’s basketball star Tara Booker finished her first season of professional basketball overseas earlier this summer, with her first year out of college taking her from Luxembourg to Australia.
It was a game in which GW was simply outmatched by the No.1 seeded and nationally ranked No. 11 Flyers, as Dayton won by a final score of 74-49.
GW fell 65-62 and head coach Jonathan Tsipis attributed the loss largely to his team’s inability to keep Xavier away from the charity stripe.
It was a valuable victory that gleaned much of its strength off the team maintaining rebounding advantage and stopping transition scoring.
The Colonials fell at Fordham 66-56, snapping a three-game win streak.
With confident shooting, dominant rebounding, and its typical tenacity on both sides of the ball, GW ran away with a 17-point lead, garnering a painless 77-60 win.
Thanks in part to the team’s aggressive play until the final seconds, GW walked away with a 57-54 victory over Richmond.
The Colonials shot 51.4 percent over the second half, including 80 percent from behind the arc.
The Colonials ultimately fell 63-59 in double overtime to Duquesne.
After suffering a tough loss against Dayton on Thursday, head coach Jonathan Tsipis praised his team for responding with such an unselfish and energized performance against the Rams.