Wednesday, January 6, 2010

GW clobbers Howard; Tonight at St. Bona's

As is frequently their wont, GW played down to Howard (pictured right) in the first half, with the Bison helped by some crazy three point shooting (including one shot clock-beater from almost half court). However, in the second half GW turned it on, making good stops and playing much better offense to run away with it, 81-63.

In the first half, the Colonials shot 37%, scoring 36 and in the second 65%, scoring 45. All three point attempts came in the first, so maybe that was a halftime adjustment. They forced 20 Howard turnovers to go with only 9 themselves, and GW was 27/35 from the free throw line, mainly on fouls during driving the lane. Nice to see that.

Damian Hollis, as usual, had a good game with 18 and 8, while Tony Taylor scored 13. Dwayne Smith had 9, Katuka had 8, and Opoku had 7. Lasan Kromah continued to slump, scoring 3 of 1/6 shooting. Hope he gets out of the funk.

The main negative was that Howard shot 12/24 from three and outrebounded GW 32-31. But hey, GW kicked butt, so who cares. Here's GWSports and the GWHoops crew on it.

As for St. Bonaventure (pictured left), this isn't the cupcake of old. They're solid at home, only losing by one to St. John's and beating everybody else. On the road, not so much, but we'll see. GWHoopsters are divided on if GW wins or not, so we'll see. Here's Herve's predictions.

First conference game!

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