Rams Come Up Short at George Washington, 68-52

Rams Come Up Short at George Washington, 68-52

Rhody Starters
Melendez, Wilson, Banker, Ward, Tabakman

George Washington Starters
Washington, Chase, Schaible, Cummings, Jones

How It Happened
Rhode Island battled thoughout, but George Washington had too much size for the Rams as the Colonials won 68-52 Wednesday afternoon.

Led by Jonquel Jones, George Washington (12-3, 2-0 A-10) controlled the paint on both ends of the floor. Jones finished with 19 points, 17 rebounds and a pair of blocked shots. Fellow forward Caira Washington added 15 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks

Rhode Island (6-8, 0-2 A-10) kept itself in the game with a high-pressure defense that forced 25 turnovers. Rhody had a season-best 14 steals and scored 19 points off turnovers.

Inside the Box Score

  • Charise Wilson scored a team-high 15 points, the final of which was her 700th career point. She also had four rebounds, four assists and three steals.
  • Wilson made three 3-point baskets, the last of which was the 100th make of her career.
  • Kallie Banker scored a season-high 10 points. She added two rebounds.
  • Rhode Island recorded double-digit steals for the ninth time this season, setting a season-high with 13. The Rams had nine steals in the first half.
  • Tayra Melendez had four blocked shots to go with six rebounds. 
  • George Washington had a 36-20 advantage with points in the paint.
  • The Colonials were 22-of-30 at the free throw line, while Rhode Island was 6-10. The Rams did not attempt a free throw until midway through the third quarter.
  • Samantha Tabakman, Symone Bullard and Dominique Ward all had nine points for Rhode Island. Ward also had three steals and four rebounds.
  • Rhode Island had 19 points off turnovers, while George Washington had 10.
  • The Rams committed just 13 turnovers.

Stat of the Game
– George Washington scored 26 second-chance points, compared to 10 for the Rams. The Colonials outrebounded Rhode Island 56-30, with 22 of the boards coming on the offensive end.

What's Next
Rhode Island heads down to Richmond for its next conference game, which is Saturday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m.