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After watching her crew blow a 35-28 half time lead, George Mason Coach Nyla Milleson had a startling revelation. “Right now we just don’t know how to win,” Milleson said after a 66-60 loss at La Salle Feb. 5.

The Patriots (6-17, 0-10) were held scoreless for the final 1:35 as the Explorers (11-11, 6-4) went on a 7-0 run.
“There’s still a lot of good we can take from it, but at the end of the day, it’s all about winning ball games and right now we don’t know how to do it,” the fist-year coach concluded Atlantic 10 contest.

Most of the damage was done on the boards. The Explorers had a 42-32 advantage with Siobhan Beslow and Jasmine Alston pulling down 10 rebounds apiece for La Salle.

Jana Pickard led the way with 15 points for the Patriots. Taylor Brown added 14 points. Sandra Ngoie put up 10.

Micahya Owens drained a game-high 20 points for La Salle. Alicia Cropper and Leeza Burdgess added 19 points each for the Explorers.

Div. III Wrap

Marymount topped Southern Virginia 54-45 Wednesday night. The Saints improved to 13-7.

Kievanna Lacey led the Saints with a game-high 11 points while Katelyn Fischer added 10 and four steals. Aliya Roseborough paced MU on the boards with eight rebounds.

Marymount is in the midst of a shooting drought. The team is shooting 41 percent from the floor on the year, but in the last three games the Saints have only hit 28 percent.

Catholic University topped Juniata College on the road Wednesday 81-60 in Landmark Conference action. Catholic improved to 15-4 8-1. Juniata fell to (9-11, 2-7).

Emily Grabiak and Josephine Migash led all scorers with 24 points and 21 points, respectively. Jayni Webster added 12 points to the win, as freshman Michelle Desantis collected 10 points.

Gallaudet ended a three-game losing streak with an 84-55 rout of Penn St.-Berks Feb. 4 in a North Eastern Athletic Conference clash.

The Bison (9-10, 6-4 NEAC) and Penn St.-Berks (3-15, 3-8 NEAC) were even for the first five minutes of the game as the two teams were knotted at 10 at the 15:29 mark. GU then hit three 3-pointer, in only two minutes, going on an 11-2 run as it took the lead and never looked back. At the end of the half, the Bison went into the locker room with a 25-point lead, 49-24, and complete control of the game.

The Bison had five players net double-digit point totals in the win over Penn St.-Berks. The scoring was lead by Lindsay Stergio, who scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Lane Peters posted a double-double for the second game in a row with 14 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Danielle Warren and senior guard Britny Latham both added 12 points each while Stephanie Weiss chipped in 10 points.

Penn St.-Berks was lead by Shanelle Koch and Cassidy Schultz, who each scored 12 points.

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