Forward Cathy Joens scored her 1,000th career point as George Washington extended its winning streak to 11 games last night with an 80-53 victory over host Dayton.
Joens had 17 points and five rebounds. Junior center Ugo Oha led the Colonials (15-5, 9-0 Atlantic 10) with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks.
George Washington jumped out to a 19-9 lead and led 41-21 at halftime.
The Colonials made 32 of 51 shots from the field, and held Dayton to just 19-of-60 shooting.
Dayton (12-9, 5-5) was led by Nastassia Alcius's 17 points.
* GEORGIA TECH 59, MARYLAND 51: Renneika Razor and Chrissy Fisher each scored 11 points for the Terrapins (9-12, 3-7 ACC) in the loss in Atlanta. Teammate Terri Daniels added 10 points and five assists.
The Yellow Jackets (15-7, 4-6) were led by Sonja Mallory, who scored 21 points on 10-of-17 shooting, and grabbed five rebounds.
The Yellow Jackets' Fallon Stokes and Alex Stewart added 13 and 10 points, respectively.
No. 7 UNC Survives
Despite its worst shooting performance of the season, seventh-ranked North Carolina overcame a 10-point second-half deficit to beat North Carolina State, 66-63, last night in Raleigh, N.C.
North Carolina made just 23 of 66 shots overall, a 35-percent effort. But the team's performance didn't exactly put Coach Sylvia Hatchell in a foul mood.
"When you shoot your season low and still win, you've got to be happy," she said. "That was because of our rebounding."
North Carolina, the top rebounding team in the ACC and second in the country, dominated the boards with a 28-17 advantage in the first half and a 50-37 margin overall.
Coretta Brown and La'Tangela Atkinson scored 14 points each to lead the Tar Heels (20-2, 9-1 ACC), who have won five straight. Leah Metcalf, who stole a pass and converted a three-point play with 58 seconds left, had 13 points.
Amelia Labador had a career-high 20 points for N.C. State (9-12, 4-6), which has lost four in a row. Carisse Moody added 14.
"It was a tough game to lose," said N.C. State Coach Kay Yow, honored after the game for her induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. "We had a lot of leads in this game and it came down to the stretch and we just couldn't quite finish it off."