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Adair helps George Washington rally past Arizona

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland (Ticker) -- Jessica Adair made up for
her late start.

Adair scored 13 of her career-high 22 points in the second half
as George Washington (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today) rallied for a 69-65 victory over
Arizona in the opening game of the BTI Classic.

Missing the Colonials' first two games of the season, Adair shot
4-of-6 from the field and sank 5-of-6 free throws after the
break as George Washington made up a six-point deficit within
the final three minutes.

After Jessica Arnold's layup gave the Wildcats a 60-54 edge with
2:47 to play, Adair hit a layup in the lane, Kenan Cole
completed a three-point play and Sarah-Jo Lawrence converted two
free throws and hit a jumper to make it 63-62 with 53 seconds
left.

Adair and Kimberly Beck both sank two free throws and Whitney
Allen and Lawrence both split a pair within the final 32 seconds
as the Colonials (3-0) ended the contest with a 14-5 spurt.

Lawrence scored 17 points and Cole added 16 and 11 rebounds for
George Washington, which shot 56 percent (15-of-27) in the
second half.

Ashley Whisonant scored 20 points and Joy Hollingsworth had 15
for Arizona (1-1), which finished 40 percent (23-of-58) from the
field.