GW Women’s Basketball Team Wins Home Opener

Men’s team also secures victory over UMES in the squad’s first regular season game.

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Senior guard Hannah Schaible fends off an opponent en route to an 11-point, nine-rebound, five-assist performance in a win over Princeton. (Courtesy GWSPORTS)
November 14, 2016

In a match-up of 2016 NCAA Tournament teams, the George Washington University women's basketball team topped Princeton, 56-45, in the Colonials' home opener and home debut for head coach Jennifer Rizzotti on Sunday at the Charles E. Smith Center. With the win GW evened its record to 1-1 on the young campaign. See complete story. The women’s next game is against Coppin State University at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Smith Center.

Junior forward Kelli Prange goes for two of her 11 points against the Princeton Tigers. 

In the season opener Friday at the Charles E. Smith Center, the GW men's basketball team wasted no time in getting in the win column, taking the first game of the 2016-17 campaign, 75-71, from the visiting Hawks of Maryland-Eastern Shore.

Tyler Cavanaugh led the way for the Colonials with game-high totals of 24 points and 10 rebounds, while also connecting at a perfect 9-of-9 clip at the free throw line. Read more about the win. The team’s next game is 7 p.m. Tuesday versus Siena at the Smith Center.

Team captain Tyler Cavanaugh led the Colonials against UMES with a game-high 24 points and 10 rebounds. 

Junior forward Yuta Watanabe contributed 18 points including 10-12 from the free throw line.

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