FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) -- Jessica Simmonds' free throw with 9.4
seconds left lifted George Washington to a 49-47 victory over No.
19 Purdue in the Junkanoo Jam on Friday.
The game was back and forth in the final eight minutes, with
five ties. It was 47-all when Simmonds stepped to the line. After
missing the first attempt, Simmonds made the second to put George
Washington (1-1) in front.On the next trip downcourt for Purdue (1-1), Erin Lawless tried
to drive the lane but was called for charging.After Lisa Steele made one of two foul shots, Lawless'
desperation 3-point attempt bounced off the front of the rim.Sarah-Joe Lawrence and Jazinie Adair led George Washington with
12 points apiece. Simmonds and Chantelle John had 10 points each.Aya Traore led Purdue with 15 points and seven rebounds. But the
Boilermakers had problems shooting throughout the game. They made
only one of 12 3-pointers and finished at just over 30 percent
(17-for-56) for the game from the field.George Washington will take on No. 18 Texas, a 59-55 winner over
South Carolina, on the second day of this two-day, eight-team
tournament. Purdue will conclude the event against South Carolina.