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George Washington Colonials down La Salle for first Atlantic 10 win

By From News Services and Staff Reports
Monday, January 25, 2010

Kay-Kay Allums led all scorers with a career-high 21 points and Sara Mostafa added an 11-point, 16-rebound double-double to lift George Washington to its first Atlantic 10 victory of the season, 58-50, over La Salle on Sunday.

The victory also snapped a six-game losing skid for GW (4-14, 1-4). The Colonials improved to 14-0 against the Explorers at Smith Center.

Allums converted a career-best four three-pointers, including a game-clinching three that put GW ahead, 52-47, with 2 minutes 40 seconds to play. She finished with 21 points. Mostafa's career-high 16 rebounds were the most for a Colonials player since November 2007.

GW led throughout much of the game, but when Allums went to the bench with her fourth personal foul midway through the second half, La Salle went on an 8-2 run to tie the score at 45.

Allums returned with 3:05 left and knocked down her fourth three-pointer 25 seconds later, and the Colonials made 6 of 8 free throws over the final 42 seconds to seal the victory.

Duncan led La Salle (5-15, 0-5) with 15 points and six rebounds.

-- VIRGINIA 57, GEORGIA TECH 55: Monica Wright scored 15 of her game-high 23 points in the second half to lift the No. 25 Cavaliers over the visiting No. 22 Yellow Jackets.

Lexie Gerson added 10 points and Whitny Edwards had nine points and 10 rebounds for Virginia (14-5, 3-2 ACC). Brigitte Ardossi finished with 18 points to lead Georgia Tech (16-5, 2-3).

-- AMERICAN 64, HOLY CROSS 51: The Eagles (12-7, 5-0 Patriot League) remained the only undefeated team in league play with only their second win in Worcester, Mass., in program history. American, which opened league play 5-0 for the first time in school history, has won six in a row.

Michelle Kirk, who leads the league in scoring, had 21 points to pace the Eagles. Briana McFadden finished with 16 points for Holy Cross.

-- WILLIAM & MARY 69, GEORGE MASON 55: The Patriots opened the game with a three-pointer, but after Ashleigh Braxton was poked in the eye and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, the Tribe (10-8, 3-4 Colonial Athletic Association) went on a 14-0 run from which George Mason never recovered. The loss was only the second for the Patriots (8-10, 1-6) at home this season.

Brittany Eley scored 18 points to lead George Mason. Taysha Pye (20 points) was one of four William & Mary players to score in double figures.

-- VIRGINIA TECH 73, MIAMI 69: Nikki Davis made a career-high five three-point baskets to finish with a career-high 29 points, helping the Hokies snap a two-game losing streak and win in Coral Gables, Fla.

Virginia Tech improved to 12-7, 2-3 ACC, while Miami fell to 14-5, 2-3.

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