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George Washington used a 22-0 run in the first half to cruise to an 80-62 win over Atlantic 10 rival VCU Feb. 12 at the Charles E. Smith Center.

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The Colonials improved to 17-8 overall and 8-4 in Atlantic 10 play. GW’s 17 wins and eight A-10 victories are the most since 2008-09.

Jonquel Jones (Riverdale Baptist) scored 17 points and a pulled down a career high-tying 17 rebounds. Caira Washington (McNamara), added 14 points and 10 rebounds to go with four blocks. She was seven-of-nine from the floor.

Megan Nipe scored a game-high 19 points and matched her career best with five three-pointers. Chakecia Miller contributed 11 points and five assists.

GW shot 47.1 percent from the floor in the game, including 45 percent from long distance.

The Colonials outrebounded VCU, 52-32, and used 14 offensive rebounds to outscore the Rams, 12-0, on second-chance points. The Colonials held VCU to 34.8 percent shooting, including just 25.6 percent in the first half.

Isis Thorpe led VCU with 14 points, while Robyn Parks added 13 points and 14 rebounds. However, the Colonials limited Parks - the A-10’s leading scorer at 22.7 points per game - to just four-for-21 shooting and two points in the first half. Her 13 points matched her second-lowest output of the season. Keira Robinson added 12 points and six assists for the Rams (18-7, 6-6).

George Mason

George Mason wins! Patriots win! The streak is finished. George Mason bettered an Atlantic 10 conference opponent for the first time ever Feb. 10. The Pats made patsies of UMass 101-73. It was the first time GM scored 100 or more points since 1993.

Four Patriots scored in double-digits on the night with three breaking 20 points. Janaa Pickard led the way putting up a career-high 25 points to go along with 11 rebounds for her 10th double-double on the season. Taylor Brown (McNamara) contributed 25 points as well, adding seven assists, seven rebounds and four steals to her effort. Sandra Ngoie was just behind them with 23 points on the night and Talisha Watts contributed 15 points in the win.

Georgetown

Bra’Shey Ali hit a layup with 10 seconds left to lift Seton Hall over Georgetown 72-71 Feb. 10. The Hoyas (8-17, 2-11 Big East) had double digit leads in both halves. Tabatha Richardson-Smith scored a game-high 18 points for the Pirates (14-9, 5-7). Ka-Deidre Simmons finished with 14 points. Janee Johnson added 12 points and 10 boards for Seton Hall.

Natalie Butler (Lake Braddock) led the GT posting 17 points and 12 rebounds. Logan Battle (West Springfield) added a career-best 17 points going seven-of-nine from the field. Andrea White scored 15 points and Faith Woodard tallied 10.

American

Alexis Dobbs and Arron Zimmerman led the American with 19 points apiece as the Eagles made bird food of Leigh 69-56 in Patriot League play Feb. 12. AU improved to 17-7, 10-3 with the victory. The Mountain Hawks fell to 11-12, 4-8.

Dobbs also had nine boards. Shaquilla Curtis (Archbishop Spalding, Baltimore) added 13 points.

Navy (19-5, 11-2) topped Bucknell (13-10, 8-5) 71-60 behind Kara Pollinger’s 27 points to stay in first place in the PL.

Howard

A quartet of Bison scored in double figures as the Howard defeated Norfolk State University 77-63 on Monday evening at Echols Hall.

Cheyenne Brown (Springbrook) led all scorers with 21 points while Shavonne Duckett (Landover, Md.) had 16, Te’Shya Heslip (Potomac, Va.) added 12 and Victoria Gonzalez had 10 for Howard (10-13, 6-4 MEAC).

Brown has averaged 14.7 points per game over the last four games and put up 20 points or more twice after never scoring more than 13 previously in her career. Brown shot 10-of-16 from the floor.

Howard led the Spartans (10-11, 6-4 MEAC) early and ran to a 20-7 lead midway through the first half.

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