Recap: Manhattan vs. George Washington
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Maurice Creek led the way with 27 points as the George Washington Colonials downed the Manhattan Jaspers, 80-74, in a non- league tilt at Draddy Gymnasium
For the Colonials (3-0), Isaiah Armwood added 20 points and Kevin Larsen posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
George Beamon scored a game-high 34 points and added nine rebounds for the Jaspers (2-1) and was the only play for Manhattan to score in double figures.
The Jaspers shot 53.6 percent from the floor in the first half, running out to a 13-point lead midway through the period as well as a 39-30 lead at halftime. The Colonials were held to 40.7 percent from the field in the first.
GW found its stroke in the second half, connecting on 53.8 percent of its shots from the floor, including 4-of-8 from 3-point distance. Manhattan struggled after intermission, making only 27.6 percent of its field goal attempts, including just 5-of-17 from beyond the arc. The Colonials used a 30-12 run to open the second half to turn a nine-point halftime deficit into a nine-point lead midway through the second half. The Jaspers were able to get their deficit down to two on a few occasions late in the game, the last coming with one minute remaining, but the Colonials were able to hold them off and escape with the road victory.
GW dominated down low, outscoring Manhattan in the paint, 34-18, and outrebounding the Jaspers 43-30. Manhattan was able to convert 15 GW turnovers into 22 points.Game Notes