- The Washington Times - Monday, February 11, 2008

From combined dispatches


No. 14 GW 78, Richmond 51

Jessica Adair scored 27 points to lead the Colonials over the Spiders yesterday at Smith Center.

Kim Beck added 18 points, Antelia Parrish 12 and Sarah-Jo Lawrence 10 for George Washington (19-4, 7-1 Atlantic 10). The Colonials narrowly missed having all five starters reach double figures in scoring; Whitney Allen had eight points.

Brittani Shells scored 21 points for Richmond (11-12, 4-4), and Danielle Bell had 13. The Spiders’ second-leading scorer this season, Johanna McKnight, fouled out with eight minutes left and just six points.

It was the 501st career victory for George Washington coach Joe McKeown, who was honored before the game and with a halftime video tribute for his 500th victory, which came in the Colonials’ 73-65 win at Duquesne on Feb. 2.

Richmond had as many turnovers (16) as points in the first half, with George Washington taking a 23-point lead. For the game, the Colonials scored 28 points off 24 turnovers.


American 82, Lehigh 74

Brian Gilmore scored a career-high 26 points as the Eagles shot a season-high 61.2 percent to beat the Mountain Hawks at Bender Arena, moving into first place in the Patriot League.

American (14-10, 6-3) went on a 22-5 run and led 26-16 with just less than nine minutes left in the first half. Brian Gilmore capped the strike with 11 straight points, and Carr, who made his first seven shots of the game, hit three 3-pointers in the surge.

Lehigh (11-11, 4-4) clawed back from a 19-point second-half deficit when Marquis Hall banked a falling 3-pointer to slash American’s lead to 77-71 with just less than a minute left, but it never got any closer.

Carr scored 22 points and tied a career high with eight rebounds for American, which has won three straight and beat Lehigh at home for the first time in four years. Cornelio Guibunda added a season-high 11 points on 5-for-5 shooting.

Hall scored 20 points, and Rob Keefer added 16 to lead Lehigh, which lost its second straight.

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