No. 22 George Washington women beat American U 74-48

WASHINGTON (AP) Caira Washington had 21 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 22 George Washington roll to a 78-48 victory over American University on Tuesday night.

Washington followed her game-high 23-point effort in the Colonials (2-0) opener, shooting 10 of 12 from the floor. Kelli Prange scored 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting, and Lauren Chase had five assists with 2 points. Jonquel Jones, an Atlantic Ten preseason all-conference member along with Washington, chipped in 14 points.

Michelle Holmes, the leading scorer and rebounder for American last season, scored 17 points for the Eagles (0-2) after being held to just 6 points in American's opening loss to Princeton. Lauren Crisler had 8 points and Michael Harris added 7.

Washington made her first six shots and the Colonials led 24-8 in the first quarter, and 34-18 at halftime.

The Colonials have won three straight, and four of five against the cross-town Eagles.

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