WASHINGTON – Sara Scalia scored a season-high 23 points and Destiny Pitts added 20 points and seven assists as the Gophers women’s basketball team routed George Washington 83-50 on Tuesday night for its eighth victory in a row. That streak ties the seventh-longest mark in program history.
Both guards shot 66.7% from behind the arc. Pitts made six of nine three-point attempts, Scalia four of six. The Gophers (8-1) were 13 of 25 on three-pointers (52%), setting a season high for threes made.
“My teammates found me when I was open,” said Scalia, a freshman from Stillwater who tied career highs with four threes, seven rebounds and four steals. “Obviously, I was hot, so they got me the ball.”
Minnesota, playing in the last game of a three-game road trip, scored the game’s first eight points vs. the Colonials (6-4) and its lead grew to as many as 38 points.
“The biggest thing was our start to the game,” Scalia said. “We came out and we punched them first, and that’s what we had to do. … We just played well together.”
Gadiva Hubbard scored 10 points and also had a team-high five steals for the Gophers. Taiye Bello had nine points and eight rebounds, ending her streak of consecutive double-doubles at four, plus four blocks.
Tori Hyduke led George Washington with 13 points and Kayla Mokwuah had 12.
The Gophers shot 50% from the field overall, scored 33 points off the Colonials’ 23 turnover and held an opponent to a season-low 50 points.