though GW (7-11, 1-3 A-10) was able to stick with its A-10 foe through the opening minutes of play, they were ultimately outpaced by the challenging Flyers squad, dropping 80-52.
VCU could not key in on any particular GW player, because many were scoring proficiently.
The Colonials made their Atlantic 10 debut under head coach Jonathan Tsipis Saturday afternoon, but couldn’t pull out an inaugural victory, falling to the Massachusetts Minutewomen 62-58.
After falling to Saint Mary’s 79-49, GW came into battle against North Carolina A&T hoping to claim victory and continue a 7-7 non-conference opponent record for a second year in a row. But in the first Colonial match-up against the Aggies, they fell short, losing 67-56.
Both teams entered the game aggressively, and through the early moments of the first half, GW trailed the Gaels closely.
Down 57-60 with 14 seconds left in the game, GW needed three points to tie District rival Howard and take the game into overtime.
In the battle of cross-town rivals, Georgetown (6-2) came out on top, defeating the host Colonials (4-3) by a final score of 70-54.
GW was victorious in its first outing under new head coach Jonathan Tsipis with a 69-39 win.
Women’s basketball graduate student forward Tara Booker is a member of College Sports Madness’ Atlantic 10 preseason first team, announced earlier today.
Three women’s basketball players will participate in a series of half-court basketball games tomorrow at the Department of the Interior’s gymnasium, designed to celebrate the anniversary of Title IX.