Women’s hoops falls at George Washington

Bobby Gary
Contributing Writer

VCU women’s basketball lost a road match to the George Washington University Colonials 80-62 on Thursday, Feb. 13.

The loss dropped VCU’s record to 18-7 and 6-6 in the Atlantic 10, which put them in eighth place in the conference with only four games left to play before the conference tournament.

The Lady Rams got off to a quick start, leading the Colonials 19-10 halfway through the first half before George Washington rattled off a 25-2 run that included three 3-pointers from graduate student Megan Nipe.

VCU’s offense was forced to a standstill, going eight minutes without scoring at one point in the first half. George Washington out-rebounded the Rams 52-32, while shooting 47 percent in the game.

Freshman guard Isis Thorpe led VCU with 14 points and fellow freshman Keira Robinson added 12 points, five rebounds and six assists of her own. Senior Robyn Parks contributed 13 points and 14 rebounds, recording her ninth double-double of the season.

Parks is now tied for sixth all-time for the Lady Rams with 18 double-doubles. She also passed D’Andra Moss for ninth all-time in career rebounds with 656, and ranks fourth in program history with 338 free throws made.

The Lady Rams played at the University of Rhode Island, which sported a 7-18 record entering the contest, on Saturday, but the score was not final as of press time.

Next up for VCU is St. Bonaventure University on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Siegel Center. After Wednesday’s contest, head coach Marlene Stollings’ squad will have two games remaining on the regular season schedule.

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