November 26, 2015

CEDAR PARK, Texas (AP) Caira Washington had 22 points and 12 rebounds and Jonquel Jones 20 points and 13 boards to lead No. 24 George Washington over Houston 82-78 on Thursday at the Lone Star Showcase.

Leading by two at halftime, the Colonials built a 61-45 lead after three quarters behind 12 points from Washington. The Colonials (4-1) led 61-45 after three quarters.

A 13-3 run to start the fourth quarter opened a 26-point lead, 74-48, with 5:15 left. With George Washington going to its bench, the Cougars (1-3) rallied, cutting the lead to five with 14 seconds left but Aaliyah Brown hit a pair of free throws with three seconds remaining before Houston's Jessieka Palmer made a half-court shot at the buzzer.

Alexis Chandler scored 10 points for George Washington, which outrebounded Houston 51-28.

Palmer, who made 6 of 7 3-pointers, scored a career-high 25 points and Alecia Smith added 17 for Houston.

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