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Women’s basketball defeats Davidson as A-10 tourney looms

Maya Nair | Staff Photographer
Sophomore guard Nya Robertson drives to the basket.

Women’s basketball (12-17, 5-12 A-10) defeated Davidson (18-10, 8-9 A-10) 45-40 Tuesday night.

The Revolutionaries’ win against the Wildcats is their fifth conference triumph this season. With the Atlantic 10 championships approaching on March 6, the Revs look to close out the season strong and enter the tournament with momentum.

The Wildcats started off the game with a layup, but were unable to get into an offensive rhythm in the first quarter. Sophomore guard Nya Robertson kicked off scoring for the Revs with three consecutive buckets over the course of a minute and a half, giving the Revs a 6-4 lead. 

With less than five minutes to go in the quarter, Robertson added another 2 points from the free-throw line. Robertson netted 8 of the Revs’ 14 points in the first. Senior guard Asjah Innis chipped in alongside Robertson, knocking in a 3-pointer off an assist from graduate student forward Mayowa Taiwo, giving the Revs an 11-8 lead with 2:10 left in the quarter.

Graduate student Kamari Sims’ layup with 20 seconds remaining was soon followed up by a successful free throw, giving the Revs a 14-8 lead at the end of the first.

The Wildcats started off the second quarter with a layup and free throw in what would be their highest-scoring quarter of the game, racking up 12 of their 40 total points. Lok retaliated with a 3-pointer off a Robertson assist with 7:46 left in the quarter. Davidson guard Maddie Plank sank a three of her own to bring Davidson within 3, 17-14.

The game quickly turned into a back-and-forth affair, as Lok nailed another three with 7:14 remaining in the quarter which was promptly followed by a Wildcat layup. With 4:49 to go in the half, Lok swished home another 3-pointer, assisted by Robertson, to widen the GW lead to 8.

Lok finished with 9 points on the night on 3-9 shooting.

Another made layup from the Wildcats cemented a 24-20 halftime GW lead. 

Straight out of the gate, graduate student guard Essence Brown connected on two-consecutive layups to extend the Revs’ advantage to 8 with a score of 28-20. 

But the Wildcats weren’t done yet, as a foul by Robertson with 12 seconds left in the quarter allowed the Wildcats to tie the game at the free-throw line. At the end of the third, the score sat deadlocked at 31-31.

To start the fourth, Davidson connected on a jumper and layup, pushing the Wildcats out to a 31-35 lead. Taiwo was instrumental in the Revs’ comeback effort, sinking two free throws to closing the gap to 36-38.

Taiwo finished with 14 rebounds after her career-high 20-rebound effort against UMass on Feb. 24, 11 of which were defensive.

After a Robertson three and a layup from Inniss, the Revs landed themselves back in the lead, 41-40, with just over three minutes left in the game. After a three-minute scoreless stretch, Robertson scored with 12 seconds left in the game and converted a pair free throws, pushing the GW lead to 5 and giving her 21 of GW’s 45 points in the game.

The Revs will take on Loyola Chicago at home in the Smith Center on March 2 at 2 p.m.

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