WASHINGTON (AP) -- Reserve Jazmine Adair had 11 points and 10 rebounds, her first double-double this season, and George Washington (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today; No. 12 AP) beat Richmond 57-50 in both teams' Atlantic 10 opener.
Playing for the first time since Dec. 30, the Colonials (12-2, 1-0) overcame a sluggish start to win their fifth straight and beat Richmond (6-10, 0-1) for the 13th time in 14 games.Adair, who played extensively because her twin, Jessica, was in foul trouble, helped the Colonials control the paint and win the rebounding battle 39-27. Kenan Cole and Whitney Allen led George Washington with 14 points apiece.Christina Campion scored a career-high 22 points for Richmond.The Colonials took control in the game's final 12 minutes. With George Washington leading 36-30, Kim Beck sank a 3-pointer to start a 10-3 run.The Colonials began to pull away by closing the first half on a 10-2 run to take a 27-19 lead.