UMass Entertains GW For Annual Field Trip Day On Wednesday
Jan. 27, 2014
Game Promotion: Field Trip Day
Most Recent Meeting: Massachusetts 62, George Washington 58
After GW tied the contest at 14-14 with 8:34 remaining in the first, UMass finished out the frame with a 14-7 run to hold a 28-21 lead at the half, an advantage the squad would not relinquish. Scoring was balanced across five Minutewomen as UMass doubled the GW output during the final eight and a half minutes.
After the Colonials moved to within three of tying again, UMass converted its attempts from the floor during the early minutes of the second half to re-take a double-digit lead, 42-31 with 13:50 left to play. Cloutier spearheaded the Minutewomen offense with back-to-back three-pointers, reaching 10 points on the game in the process.
George Washington chipped away at its deficit until the Minutewomen held only a three-point advantage, 59-56 with 39 seconds to play. However, after letting the shot clock tick down to single-digits, Henry drove to the left of the Colonials' basket into the paint and used the backboard to drain her third shot of the day, putting UMass in front, 61-56 with 13 seconds remaining.
Scouting George Washington Women's Basketball
Sporting a high-powered offense, GW has outscored foes on average, 76.1-to-68.1 lead by Megan Nipe's 15.7 points per game. Three additional Colonials average double-digits in the category as Jonquel Jones scores 13.2, Danni Jackson adds 12.4 and Caira Washington provides 11.6 per appearance. Jones is averaging a double-double as she pulls down 10.0 rebounds per game to lead the squad while hitting 50.0 percent of her attempts from the floor (47-of-94) in nine starts among as many appearances.
Buoyed by Jones' rebounding total, the Colonials lead their foes in the category 43.2-to-40.5 while also dishing out more assists, 310-252; blocking more shots, 68-52 and earning a greater number of steals, 220-162.
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Mital Stopping And Popping Her Way Into The Record Book
As a sophomore in 2012-13, Mital hit 48 of her 151 tries from long distance (31.8 percent) after she finished 8-of-39 in the category as a freshman (20.5 percent).
She is also ninth all-time in three-point field goal attempts (287) and her made percentage (.331) puts her in 11th place in the record book for the category currently.
Henry's 2.8 assists dished out per game during the span are the most among all Minutewomen in that stretch.
Harris Making The Most
She provided 10 points, seven boards and a career-high five assists against VCU before she chipped in 16 points, seven rebounds and two assists versus Dayton. To cap her recent stretch of success, Harris totaled 11 points, three rebounds and a trio of assists at Fordham's Rose Hill Gym.
She Gets Buckets
For her career, Pierre-Louis has never shot less than 44.4 percent for a season and has made 165 of her 342 attempts as a Minutewoman (48.2 percent). She was 20-of-43 as a freshman (46.5 percent) and 32-for-72 over her sophomore campaign (48.8 percent).
Ready Inducted Into UMass Athletics Hall Of Fame
Ready finished her career ranked eighth all-time in scoring at UMass with 1,406 career points, including a 20.7 point per game average as a senior. An all-American and all-region selection as a senior, Ready was also invited to compete for a spot on the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team. A stress fracture caused her not to attend the tryout and the Olympic Games ended up being boycotted by President Carter due to the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan.
Ready still ranks among the best all-time at UMass in several categories. She is No. 1 in career field goal percentage (.545), second in points per game (16.5), third in rebounds (831), third in rebounds per game (9.8), and sixth in field goals (615). During her career, she was twice nominated for the Wade Trophy as Player of the Year (30 players nationally nominated each year).
Following graduation, Ready went on to become a basketball and volleyball coach before taking over as the Director of Student Life at Massasoit Community College from 1995-2008. She was deeply involved in the Special Olympics program in Southeastern Massachusetts and was nominated for the Special Olympics Hall of Fame after serving as its Game's Director. Ready is currently the Athletic Director at Massasoit.
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