Colonials Cruise By UMass 76-61
Jan 10, 2004
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Tamal Forchion had 17 points to lead George Washington to a 76-61 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday.
Rashaun Freeman had 19 points and Gabe Lee and Art Bowers 11 each for Massachusetts. The loss was the fourth straight for Massachusetts (5-8, 0-2 Atlantic 10).
George Washington ran out to a 12-0 lead at the start. Forchion scored 11 first-half points and Hall added 10 as George Washington dominated early.
Freeman had 14 of Massachusetts' 20 points in the first half - it's least productive half of the season. The Minutemen shot 6-for-25 in the first half.
The Colonials (8-6, 2-1) led 44-20 at halftime.
Massachusetts had a brief rally early in the second half, narrowing the gap to 11 points with a 17-4 run the first seven minutes, making it 48-37.
Mensah-Bonsu then scored two baskets and Forchion followed with two free
throws as George Washington regained control.