Rice leads GW to road win over Temple
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Maureece Rice scored 14 points and handed
out four assists to lead a balanced scoring attack as 20th-ranked George
Washington downed Temple, 72-60, at the Liacouras Center in both team’s
Atlantic 10 opener.
Mike Hall and Danilo Pinnock each scored 12 points for the Colonials (9-1,
1-0 Atlantic 10), who won their fourth straight game against Temple. Each
player was also big on the glass with Hall pulling down 11 boards and Pinnock
Pops Mensah-Bonsu contributed 12 points and two blocks as George Washington
rebounded with a win after suffering its only loss of the season last Friday.
Mardy Collins netted 19 points with seven rebounds for the Owls (6-5, 0-1),
who lost for the first time at home this season (4-1). Antywane Robinson
scored 13 points with six rebounds in the loss.
Dustin Salisbery scored 11 points as Temple lost for the third time in its
last four games.
Temple jumped out to an early advantage and led for most of the first half
before the Colonials took over.
Collins’ jumper with 14:05 left staked the Owls to an 11-4 edge, but a 6-0 run
by George Washington made it a one-point contest at 11-10. Temple, though,
scored eight of the next nine points to go ahead 19-11 with 9:48 remaining.
A 9-2 run by the Colonials again pulled them to within one at 21-20 and Hall’s
jumper later made it a 26-25 game with 3:33 remaining and put George
Washington ahead for good. Alex Kireev’s layup capped the scoring in the frame
and put the Colonials up 34-30 after 20 minutes.
George Washington then opened up the second half with a 15-4 spurt, capped
by a Carl Elliott three-pointer, to open up to a 49-34 lead with 13:02 left.
Temple then used a 10-0 run that included a pair of treys by Robinson to pull
The Colonials let the Owls get no closer as Hall’s shot from behind the arc
capped a 7-0 run that put George Washington ahead 60-46 with 4:32 remaining.
George Washington hit eight free throws down the stretch to clinch the
Elliott finished with seven points…Mark Tyndale added six points and five
rebounds for Temple…The Owls shot just 35 percent from the floor compared to
the Colonials’ 48 percent… George Washington’s bench outscored Temple’s 25-7
and the Colonials held a 42-35 edge on the glass…Temple still owns a 45-15
advantage in the all-time series…George Washington lost to NC State 79-58
for its only loss of the season.