George Washington Defeats Dayton, 82-73

Jan. 30, 2005

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Carl Elliott scored 18 points to lead five George Washington players in double figures, and the Colonials ended Atlantic 10 Conference West division leader Dayton's six-game winning streak with an 82-73 victory Sunday.

Elliott shot 3-for-5 on 3-pointers as George Washington ended a two-game losing streak.

Mike Hall (15), T.J. Thompson (14), Omar Williams (12) and Pops Mensah-Bonsu (10) also scored in double figures for the Colonials (13-5, 5-3). Hall also had eight rebounds.

In a game played with tournament intensity, featuring seven ties and four lead changes, the Colonials took the lead for good on Hall's layup with 9:26 remaining.

Warren Williams, who shot 5-for-7 from 3-point range, scored 18 points to lead Dayton (12-6, 5-2). Brian Roberts and Jimmy Binnie both had 13 points for the Flyers, who got 10 points from Monty Scott.

Warren Williams scored six straight points for Dayton to give the Flyers a 51-47 lead with 15:42 remaining, but George Washington answered with a 7-0 run.

The closest Dayton got down the stretch was 74-67 on Warren Williams' 3-pointer with 1:31 left.

Thompson scored five points during a 16-0 run that gave the Colonials a 29-14 lead midway through the first half. After Dayton coach Brian Gregory drew a technical foul, Roberts scored eight points and Binnie added seven during the Flyers' 18-5 run to a 35-34 lead.

Norman Plummer's buzzer-beater gave Dayton a 42-38 halftime lead.



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