Streaking GW too much for La Salle

PHILADELPHIA -- Sarah-Jo Lawrence scored 20 points and Jessica Adair added 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead George Washington (No. 12 ESPN/USA Today, No. 11 AP) to its 11th straight win, a 71-47 victory over La Salle on Sunday.

Kimberly Beck had 12 points for the Colonials (18-2, 7-0 Atlantic 10), who also won 11 straight games during the 2003-04 season.

The Explorers (15-7, 3-4) missed 22 of their first 23 shots and hit just 3-of-25 field goals in the first half, helping George Washington jump out to a 31-9 lead and hold a 34-20 advantage at the break.

Melanie Gibbons scored to cut the lead to 36-24 with 18:32 remaining. But the Colonials responded with a 12-0 run -- two 3-pointers and two free throws by Lawrence along with a basket and two free throws by Adair -- for a commanding 48-24 lead.

The Explorers never threatened after that.

Crista Ricketts led La Salle with 16 points and moved into third place on the school's all-time scoring list. Carlene Hightower, who entered the game averaging a team-high 18.1 points, was held to six on 0-of-10 shooting.

The Colonials improved to 27-2 all-time against La Salle.