Colonials surge past URI to stay unbeaten in A-10
=== Colonials surge past URI to stay unbeaten in A-10 ===
Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Danilo Pinnock netted 18 points on 6-of-12
shooting from the field as 14th-ranked George Washington used a big second
half to defeat Rhode Island, 81-62, at the Charles E. Smith Center.
Pops Mensah-Bonsu poured in 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the
Colonials (16-1, 6-0 Atlantic 10), who won for the eighth game in a row.
George Washington is the only team in the A-10 with a perfect league record.
Carl Elliot donated 13 points in the victory while Omar Williams had 10.
Dawan Robinson scored 19 points for the Rams (11-7, 5-2), who saw a five-game
winning streak come to an end. Jimmy Baron added 11 points and Jamaal Wise had
10 in defeat.
George Washington outscored the Rams 42-17 in the second half to take control
of the game and remain a perfect 10-0 at home this season.
With Rhode Island ahead 45-39 at the break, the Colonials opened the second
half with an 11-5 dash to tie the game up at 50-50.
With the contest later knotted at 54-54, George Washington pulled ahead 67-54
using a 13-0 surge that Pinnock capped with a jump shot from the right elbow
with about seven minutes to play.
The Colonials continued to run in front and with just over two minutes left in
the game, Pinnock hit a running jumper for a 77-58 lead.
George Washington grabbed a 23-11 lead with around 12 1/2 minutes to go in the
first half after ripping off a 9-0 spurt.
Rhode Island responded with a 19-6 surge that put them in front at 30-29 after
Kahiem Seawright hit a baseline jumper with just under seven minutes to play
in the first half. Seawright contributed six points during the stretch.
The Rams took a 45-39 advantage into the locker room led by Robinson’s 15
points. As a team, Rhode Island shot 51.4 percent from the field after the
first 20 minutes of action.
George Washington leads the all-time series at 23-21…The Colonials shot 43.1
percent from the floor for the game…GW held a 42-37 edge in rebounds…Rhode
Island dropped to 3-4 on the road this season.