The George Mason women’s basketball team survived a fourth quarter scare on Monday evening before eventually righting the ship and coming away with a 77-65 victory against a scrappy Longwood University team Monday evening at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax.
The win was the second consecutive victory for the Patriots and lifts their overall record to 2-1 on the season.
The Patriots were hitting on all cylinders right from the start, jumping out to a 24-13 first quarter lead.
Mason cooled down a bit in the second quarter and went into halftime with a 40-32 lead.
Mason remained up by 8 going into the 4th quarter but Longwood scored the first five points of the quarter and eventually tied it up at 57-57 with seven minutes remaining in the game. Sparked by a Jordan Wakefield bucket, the Patriots went on to reel off seven straight points and march on to victory.
Junior Marika Korpinen led the way for the Patriots with 19 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. It marked the first double-double of her career.
Sophomore Jazmyn Doster also recorded a double-double, the second of her career, putting in 10 points and pulling down 10 boards.
Daijah Jefferson went for 14 points and rebounds while Jordan Wakefield put in 11 and Tamia Lawhorne went for 10.
Mason travels to Harrisonburg on Sunday to take on James Madison.