GW MBB STALLS AT DAVIDSON, 74-63
The Colonials (13-13, 5-8 A-10) faced a tough loss on the road, 74-63, to the Davidson Wildcats (13-11, 6-7 A-10) Wednesday evening as they kicked off a week-long road trip up the I-95 corridor. Despite a late surge in the fourth quarter which saw the Colonials take a narrow 43-41 lead, they ultimately fell to a dominant offense from Davidson led by star forward Peyton Aldridge.
Coming off one of their best performances this season last Saturday against St. Bonaventure, the Colonials were ultimately held by a tough Wildcat defense. Grad student Tyler Cavanaugh, fresh off an A-10 Player of the Week nod and a career-best 33-point performance in the St- Bonaventure matchup, constantly battled against double teams which limited him to 4-for-14 from the field and 15 points. Junior Yuta Watanabe contributed 10, while freshman Jair Bolden continued to impress in his rookie season, going 6-for-15 from the field, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc, to notch 15 points, one short of his career-high.
The Colonials managed to limit the Wildcats to 41 percent shooting throughout the night, continuing to improve defensively after struggling early in the season, but were unable to contain Aldridge, who racked up a whopping 27 points in leading the Wildcats to a win.
The Colonials will continue their road trip Sunday afternoon as they ship up to Pittsburgh to face the Duquesne Dukes (10-16, 3-10 A-10), with tipoff at noon. The game will be broadcast on gwradio.com, with live coverage from WRGW’s own Daniel Stettin and Zuri Lawrence beginning at 11:45 am.