A week-long academic break didn’t slow down the USF women’s basketball team as the Bulls’ returned to action with a 63-30 beatdown of George Washington on Sunday afternoon at the Yuengling Center.
“I was concerned to see how our kids would come out today, especially after not playing a game in over a week,” head coach Jose Fernandez said. “We’re going to have to find different ways to win.”
The Bulls (7-2) jumped out to a 23-11 lead on the heels of freshman Beatriz Jordao scoring the first six USF points.
Jordao finished tied with a team-high 14 points and hauled in four rebounds.
With a short bench, the Bulls got key contributions from sophomore guard Enna Pehadzic and junior Alyssa Rader.
Pehadzic also finished with 14 points and was a toasty 3-for-4 from three-point range to help guide USF to a 29-15 halftime advantage.
Rader added 10 points and registered a team-high eight rebounds.
As a team, the Bulls shot 43% (22-for-51) from the floor and 42% (5-for-12) from behind the arc.
Senior Laura Ferreira led an impressive defensive effort, holding the Colonials’ best player and leading scorer Mei-Lyn Bautista completely off the score sheet.
USF will look to make it four straight wins when Grambling State comes to town on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.