WASHINGTON -- Ugo Oha scored 17 points and had seven
rebounds as George Washington (No. 22 ESPN/USA Today; No. 20 Associated Press) beat Hartford 70-61 Saturday night.
Janeka Lopp led the Hawks with 19 points and Hartford hit eight of
15 3-pointers to keep the game within reach down to the closing
George Washington (1-0) trailed by as many as eight in the
second half, but tied Hartford (0-2) with 5:33 left. George
Washington finally broke away with two fastbreak layups by Erica
Lawrence to start an 8-2 run and take a 62-55 lead.
Lopp scored 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting, including 2-for-3 from
3-point range. When Lopp was on the floor in the first half,
Hartford outscored the Colonials 24-13, but two personal fouls kept
her on the bench long enough for George Washington to stay close.
A 13-0 run midway through the half put the Hawks in control at
29-22. When Lopp was charged with her second foul with 2:47
remaining in the half, George Washington responded with a 9-0 run,
sparked by six points from Elena Vishniakova.