WASHINGTON, D.C. - It was a defensive struggle in the nation's capital as George Washington outlasted the North Texas women's basketball team 62-53 at the Charles E. Smith Center. The Colonials held the Mean Green to just 29 percent shooting from the floor to pick up their second win of the season.
The two teams traded the lead early on until North Texas (1-2) was able to open up a 24-19 lead with five minutes remaining in the first half. That's when the Colonials began their comeback as they closed the half with six straight points to take a 25-24 lead into the break.
The Colonials (2-2) opened the second half with a 15-6 run to open up a 10-point lead at 40-30 with 13 minutes left in the game. North Texas pulled to within five points at 42-37, but momentum shifted a minute later when sophomore Jasmine Godbolt was hit with a technical foul.
The Colonials went on a 9-2 run after the technical foul to open up a 53-39 lead with six minutes left.
The Mean Green battled back to cut the Colonials' lead to six points at 56-50 with 2:07 left in the game, but the Colonials iced the game at the free throw line.
Godbolt led the Mean Green with 15 points and seven rebounds. North Texas hit just 4-of-27 3-point attempts in the game as the GW zone defense frustrated the Mean Green.
North Texas returns to action Tuesday night as they travel to Sam Houston State.