Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Revenge! GW tops La Salle, brings win streak to 5

The good guys got mad and got even, topping La Salle 69-47 a few weeks after the Explorers beat GW to open play. However, Joe McDonald injured his hip and missed the second half, making a big win a bit less sweet. I haven't heard about his status, but he was on the bench, so maybe that's a good sign.

I wasn't able to make this one, but from the looks of it GW dominated and La Salle was ice cold -- the Philadelphians shot 27% for the game while GW topped 52%. Zeek Armwood had a huge game with 16 points and 14 boards, and three other Colonials scored in double figures -- Maurice Creek and Kevin Larsen with 15 each and Patricio Garino with 10 plus seven boards, two blocks and three steals.

The bench, however, wasn't too impressive -- Nemanja Mikic played 24 minutes but didn't take a shot, though John Kopriva added 4 points and 5 boards. We still haven't seen much from Nick Griffin, and I've been hoping his minutes would go up since Kethan Savage's injury. Griffin only got 4 minutes, while Miguel Cartagena got 10 and finished with as many points as fouls (3.) The team also had 19 turnovers, though they outrebounded La Salle 42-30.

It's nice to get this big win over an A-10 foe who beat GW earlier, but the injury and bench play make me less happy.

That said, the good guys are 17-3! That's crazy!

Today was also Social Media Day, and GW's all-time leading scorer Chris Monroe was the guest tweeter. Pretty cool.

Here's the box score. GWSports game article to come.

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