GW Women Start 19-0, Beat Boise State

Saturday, March 17th 2007, 6:09 pm
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ For tournament-tested George Washington, there was never a doubt. Jessica Adair dominated the inside from the opening tip, and the 5th-seeded Colonials scored the first 19 points to beat 12th-seeded Boise State 76-67 on Saturday in a first-round game of the Dallas Regional.

Adair, a 6'4 sophomore, had 15 points and a career-high 21 rebounds for the Colonials (27-3), who face 4th-seeded Texas A&M in a second-round game Monday night. The 16th-ranked Aggies (25-6) beat 13th-seeded Texas Arlington 58-50 earlier Saturday.

Kenan Cole scored 16 points, Kimberly Beck had 14 points, 6-rebounds and 5-assists, and Sarah-Jo Lawrence added 14 points, 7-rebounds and 4-assists for the Colonials, who have lost only one of their last 21 games.

George Washington is making its fifth straight NCAA tournament appearance and 14th in the last 17 years. Boise State (24-9) was playing in just its second tourney and first since 1994.