Colonials Extend Winning Streak in Rout

TIM RIORDAN
WRGW SPORTS DIRECTOR

George Washington posted their highest margin of victory since 2006 in a dominating 94-50 victor over the Delaware State Hornets last Tuesday night.  The victory extended the men’s winning to four games heading into the Wooden Legacy tournament in Orange County, California this weekend.

The highlight reel was loaded for the Colonials in this game, as they were able to net 10 3-pointers and throw down 9 thunder-jams against the Hornets.  Senior forward Isiah Armwood was the game’s leading scorer, scoring 17 points while grabbing 5 rebounds.  Sophomore Keith Woods and Freshman Tom Pierce had the call of a monster alley-oop slam by Armwood for WRGW Sports.

Newcomers Nick Griffin and Maurice Creek lead the way for the Colonials from deep as they were able to shoot a combined 7-7 from 3 point range.  After the game Griffin described the tandem on twitter as the “#SplashBrothers”.

Six total players scored in double digits for the Colonials.  Along with the three already mentioned, sophomores Patricio Garino, Kevin Larsen and Paris Maragkos rounded out the top scorers for GW.

After jumping out to a 54-19 lead at half, the Colonials were comfortably in the driver’s seat.  In the second half, Head Coach Mike Lonergan was able to play a lot of his back of the bench players.  Maragkos was able to score a career high 10 points and freshman Skyler White completed 2 free throws for his first career points as a Colonial.

The Hornets were lead by 15 points from center Kendall Gray and 11 points from Tyshawn Bell in an overall poor shooting effort for the team (17-51 FG).

The Colonials take their 4-0 record across the country to Southern California for their biggest test of the young season in the Wooden Legacy.  They will play the reigning ACC champions and a Sweet 16 team in the Miami Hurricanes at 2 o’clock EST on Thanksgiving day.  The rest of the Wooden Legacy field includes #25 Marquette, Arizona State, Creighton, San Diego State, College of Charleston and, host for the first two rounds of the tournament, California State Fullerton.  After playing in Fullerton on Thursday and Friday, the final round of the tournament will be held on Sunday at the Honda Center in Anaheim.  Stay tuned to WRGW Sports for complete coverage of what should be a very exciting Wooden Legacy tournament.  Be sure to follow @WRGWSports on Twitter for schedule updates and broadcast links.  Senior Tim Riordan and Junior Mike Martenak will be covering all of the games live from Orange County on WRGW Sports – Colonials Radio Central.

Posted on November 27, 2013, in Campus, GW Basketball, Men's Basketball and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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