The George Washington women's basketball team moved with William and Mary last night in the first round of the GW Invitational, winning in a game not as close as the 73-60 score might indicate.
The Colonials (3-0) will play Virginia Tech (3-3) at 3 today in Smith Center for the championship. The Hokies advanced by thrashing Delaware, 73-54, in the first game, behind Sandy Berry's 18 points.
W & M and Delaware play at 1 for consolation.
With the Indians missing 15 of their first 16 shots, GW settled the issue early by taking a 20-5 lead with 11:55 to play in the first half. Colonial Coach Lin Gehlert started clearing her bench and GW led, 41-27, at halftime.
The Indians, who missed easy shots when they weren't being bounded by a tenacious GW defense, shot only eight for 37 in the half (22 percent). The Colonials meanwhile made 17 of 33 shots.
The second half was more of the same, though a GW lapse with most of the starters out let the Indians close a 24-point deficit to 11 with 3:22 to play. But Anne Feeney's two free throws and follow-up of a missed shot gave GW a solid 71-56 lead with 2:35 remaining.