Absegami High School graduates Tara Booker and Sara Mostafa participated last week in the George Washington men’s and women’s basketball teams’ Colonials Invasion season tip-off event at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in nearby Fort Myer, Va.

Booker and Mostafa are fifth-year seniors for the G.W. women’s team, which started practice last week for the upcoming season.

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Also in attendance as part of the festivities was St. Augustine Prep graduate and former G.W. men’s basketball star Pops Mensah-Bonsu.

“We're beginning a new era of women's basketball at George Washington under coach (Jonathan) Tsipis," Booker said in quotes posted on the team’s website. "Having Colonials Invasion on a military base this season was a perfect reminder of the great opportunity we have as student-athletes to represent more than just ourselves."

At one point, Mostafa bounced a ball off the backboard to men’s player Dwayne Smith, who windmill dunked it.

Booker and Mostafa are playing a fifth year thanks to medical redshirts. Mostafa missed last season with a fractured left hand, while Booker sat out most of her sophomore season following knee surgery.

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