"Traditionally we don't tend to play well at Capital," LaMaster said. "We didn't play a great first half tonight but I thought after our halftime adjustments - we started playing a little more physical, getting after loose balls and getting on the ground a little more - I thought they really came out and responded well in the second half."
"[LaMaster] wasn't at that game and I think we just had a lack of motivation that game," Harrison said. "We just came in real slow and weren't ready. We came in a little better today and picked it up."
Capital hung in for a while early behind Daisha Foster, who ended up with eight points and nine rebounds but picked up her second foul in the first quarter and had her minutes limited throughout.
The Cougars (9-13) managed to hold the deficit under double digits throughout the first half and trailed just 29-21 at the break.
But GW outscored the Cougars 32-14 in the second quarter and Capital coach B.J. Calabrese admitted the game got away early in the third quarter.
"It was a disappointing second half," Calabrese said. "We still felt at halftime, you're down eight, you didn't play a great first half but you still felt you were in a position to come out and go on a little run and you're in the game at that point. We came out the second half and didn't execute on either end."
Khadijah Lee paced Capital with nine points but shot just 4 of 22 from the field.
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