GW Bounces Back with Dominating Home Win Over Hofstra
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GW was sharp from start to finish as the Colonials had three players score in double-figures en route to an 80-56 blowout win over Hofstra on Saturday afternoon at the Charles E. Smith Center in Foggy Bottom.
Senior guard Lasan Kromah led the Colonials in scoring with 15 points on 7-10 shooting to go along with 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Redshirt senior forward Isaiah Armwood captured his first double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds to go along with 5 blocks on the defensive end while freshman center Kevin Larsen had the best game of his young Colonial career, scoring 14 points and grabbing 6 rebounds in a game in which GW never trailed.
A 26-11 Colonials run during the last eleven minutes of the first half catapulted GW to a 16-point halftime lead that would only grow by the end of the game. Hofstra would not get within 15 points of the Colonials the rest of the way as GW coasted to the win in the second half and got scoring production from all twelve active players on the roster.
Hofstra was led by leading scorer Taran Buie, who scored 15 points despite 3-12 shooting from the field in this, his first start of the season. Jimmy Hall added 13 points and 8 rebounds for the Pride in the losing effort.
The game was the second all-time meeting and first to be contested between GW and Hofstra in thirty years, with their last matchup coming during the 1982-83 season and ending in an 82-67 Hofstra victory. Furthermore, GW improved to 83-42 all-time against Colonial Athletic Association opponents with the win.
Coming off a loss at Notre Dame on Wednesday in which the Colonials never seemed to have a chance, the win itself was certainly the most impressive of the season for the Colonials, even more so than their victory over Boston University last Saturday. The effort showed just how good and effective GW can be when they play a consistent 40-minute game without lulls in their performance. Unfortunately for the Colonials though, until they can prove that they can play at this level on a consistent basis, this performance will likely be seen as the exception, not the rule, when it comes to GW men’s basketball. The question for head coach Mike Lonergan will now be how he can get this type of play from his squad on a nightly basis.
With the win, the Colonials even their record to 2-2 on the season and will now get set to take on Mount St. Mary’s on Monday night at the Smith Center. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. and you can hear all the action on WRGW-Colonials Radio Central at gwradio.com.