WASHINGTON – In its penultimate non-conference game of the season, GW women’s basketball welcomed the state of Delaware’s Wilmington squad to Smith Center for Tuesday afternoon hoops in DC. From the jump, the Buff and Blue easily took care of business in an 88-40 thrashing.
Against the Division II foe, the Buff and Blue saw little resistance and seemingly scored at will. Connecting at a .507 clip from the floor, including .414 from three-point territory, GW gave its side of the scoreboard a workout, while giving the guest’s side a relative day off. In the first three quarters of play that saw the home team dominate their visitors, 22-8, 32-9 and 22-4, GDUB built a massive 55-point lead that rendered the final stanza to be little more than an exhibition.
All afternoon long GW found success on both ends of the floor. A stifling defense held the Wildcats to just 16-of-55 (.291) shooting from the floor, as the outgunned Wilmington side didn’t have the firepower to muster a significant challenge, while George Washington never gave them a chance.
Mayowa Taiwo did what Mayowa Taiwo does with 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting and another double-double to her credit with 10 more rebounds to march past 600 career rebounds, after already topping 500 this season. Taiwo is now just the 19th player in program history to grab 600 rebounds in what has been a powerful career. Additionally, the victory featured the 150th career win for GDUB bench boss Caroline McCombs. Of McCombs’ 150 career victories, 20 have come with the Buff & Blue.
Backing up Taiwo’s dominance, Nya Lok scored a game-high 19 points off the bench, while fellow reserves Caia Loving and Piper Macke chipped in 11 and 10 in reserve. Mia Lakstigala also scored in double figures with 14, while Asjah Inniss had a game-high seven assists.
Coppin St. shows next on GW’s schedule, with the final non-conference game taking place in nine days with a noon tip from Smith Center on Thursday, Dec. 22nd. Following the meeting with the Eagles, GW opens conference play at Richmond on New Year’s Eve at noon.
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