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George Washington edges Temple, wins A-10

Feb 26, 2007 - 2:34 AM WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- George Washington won its 18th straight game and clinched the Atlantic 10 Conference regular season title.

Sarah-Jo Lawrence scored 19 points on 9-of-17 shooting to help the ninth-ranked Colonials complete a perfect Atlantic 10 schedule with a 56-53 victory over Temple.

Lawrence was the only player to score in double digits for George Washington (25-2, 14-0 A-10), which shot 46 percent (25-of-55) from the field.

The Owls (23-6, 13-1) were led by Fatima Maddox, who collected 17 points on 7-of-18 shooting.

Kamesha Hairston had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Lady Comfort added nine and 13 for Temple, which shot just 36 percent (21-of-59) and had their eight-game winning streak snapped.

Whitney Allen had eight points for the Colonials, who overcame being outrebounded, 48-27, by forcing 19 turnovers that led to 15 points.