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Post by notjuanjones on Nov 14, 2018 21:20:33 GMT -5
The Eagles extended their home win streak at Bender to 22 games in a row with an 86-71 win over George Mason.
AU put all five starters in double figures, led by Katie Marenyi's career-high 24 points. She made seven of nine shots from the floor, including four of five three-point attempts. The Eagles were 10 of 29 (35 percent) on threes, and 24 of 26 (!!) from the foul line. Indy Sanders added 16, with Cecily and Kaitlyn Lewis each scoring 15.
The Eagles gradually extended a close contest (39-34) at the half, pulling ahead as Cecily got going inside, and we kept moving the ball around well, both against Mason's man and when they went zone. We pushed the lead to double figures late in the third and coasted through some sloppy play late to put the game away. A good win against an A-10 team picked to finish in the middle of the pack in that conference.
AU now goes on the road for the next four games--a pre-Thanksgiving tilt at the University of Denver Monday (T.K. Cleveland is from Colorado) before flying to Hawaii for three games in three days at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown--host Hawaii a week from Friday, Stanford on Saturday and Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday. Hope they have a fun trip against some strong competition! They've earned it.
Thank you NJJ for some well deserved coverage of the women's hoops team. It's great to see the success these young ladies are accomplishing. And I applaud AU's decision to extend the coach's contract - I hope there is enough connection with the University to keep all of this in place for a long run.
Post by viewfromtheblueseats on Nov 15, 2018 18:10:23 GMT -5
Great won for the women. It was a struggle for most of the first half and then the women found their rhythm in the 3rd quarter and built a comfortable lead. It was great to see most of the men's team in the stands supporting the women. TEAMWORK!