Thursday, December 18, 2008

GW wins Battle of Rock Creek, beats AU 63-50

GW played pretty well and despite the wholesale substitutions, were able to keep American at arms' length.

Virginia Governor Tim Kaine was in the house to see the game, where GW held AU star Garrison Carr to 6 points on 1/14 shooting, which was nice to see. Joseph Katuka did some good work down low on offense and on defense, at one point chasing an American break from one end of the court to the other and blocking a lay-up. He only played 10 minutes and didn't make much of an impact on the stats, but he looked good.

Rob Diggs was nasty on offense, scoring 17 on 4/13 shooting, but 9/10 from the free throw line, and added 6 rebounds. Damian Hollis got 9 boards, and Xavier Alexander looked hungry, which was good to see, collecting 5. Tony Taylor knocked his knee and only played 11 minutes. Opoku was active, but just could not collect a rebound - at least three bounced off his hands.

Otherwise, there was some weird stuff. The Jumbotron was off, which was annoying, the refs made some bonehead plays, and GW started the game with four 3-pointers. Ten players played at least 10 minutes, and it seems like Hobbs would occasionally sub out a group of players after some good defense. Then again, GW won, so I can't complain too much.

I hope we keep this rivalry going, as there were a fair amount of vocal AU fans in the house.

Here's the box score and the GWSports brief piece.

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