SCOUTING THE PATRIOTS
George Mason enters Friday’s contest with a 6-4 record and a 3-0 mark inside Eaglebank Arena. The Patriots are currently on a two-game winning streak with victories over Delaware (Dec. 6) and Eastern Kentucky (Dec. 9).
The majority of George Mason’s scoring production comes from Nicole Cardano-Hillary who is scoring 21.1 points per game. Jacy Bolton (9.5 ppg.) and Camarie Gattling (9.4 ppg.) also give the Patriots solid offensive production. The Patriots score 70.4 points per game on 42.0 percent shooting from the field and a 29.6 percent mark from beyond the 3-point line On the defensive end, George Mason allows opponents to shoot 39.1 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from beyond the 3-point line which leads to 69.2 points per game.
On the glass this season, the Patriots are outrebounding opponents 42.6-36.5. George Mason has been led on the boards this season by Jacy Bolton who pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game.
SCOUTING THE PATRIOTS
Team shot 33%, but 31% from 3. Big difference is that the defense was solid and they hit enough 3’s to win this one. Hopefully, the sign of something good.
Houston: Houston had a pair of scorers reach double-figures, including a career-best and game-high 17 from Julia Blackshell-Fair. Jasmyne Harris also finished in double-figures with 16 points. On the glass, Houston picked up a huge night from Alyssa Okoene who pulled down 12 rebounds for her fourth career double-digit rebounding game.
George Mason: The Patriots saw Jacy Bolton lead three scorers in double-figures with her team high 15 points, while Alexsis Grate and Nicole Cardano-Hillary each finished with 10 points. Jewel Triggs led George Mason on the glass with a game-high 13 rebounds.
NEWS AND NOTES
* With two free throws made in the contest, junior Jasmyne Harris moved to 18th all-time at Houston with 204. Harris passed Kiemona Harris (203; 2001-05) in the effort.
* With eight rebounds in the contest, Serithia Hawkins became the sixth player in Houston history to grab 800 rebounds in her career.
* Houston reached the 50-rebound plateau for the second-consecutive game and outrebounded the Patriots 50-38.
* On the offensive glass, Houston held a 22-14 advantage which led to an 18-13 advantage in second-chance points.
* Houston received tremendous production from the bench in the contest, outscoring the George Mason reserves 33-16.
* The Cougars forced 20 turnovers in the contest, leading to 19 points off turnovers.
* Jasmyne Harris finished the contest with four assists, giving her 226 in her career and moving her into a tie for 19th all-time at Houston with Jennifer Jones (1994-98).
* Serithia Hawkins swatted one shot against the Patriots, giving her 53 blocks in her career and moving her into a tie for 23rd all-time at Houston with Marche’ Amerson (2012-16).