Colonials Hand Spiders 80-63 Defeat
Pops Mensah-Bonsu delivers 18 points, three blocks and three steals.
Feb. 12, 2005
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pops Mensah-Bonsu had 18 points, three blocks and three steals to lead George Washington over Richmond 80-63 in front of a sold-out crowd at Smith Center.
The win was the third in a row for the Colonials (15-5, 7-3) keeping them in first place in the West Division of the Atlantic 10.
Overall the George Washington reserves outscored the Richmond bench 36-17. Point guard T.J. Thompson chipped in nine points and dished out four assists, three of which went to Mensah-Bonsu for thunderous alley-oops.
Kevin Steenberge had 19 points, and Andres Sandoval had 10 points to lead Richmond (11-11, 6-5) who lost their second straight game.
Richmond struggled against the GW defense which used trapping and zone rotations to force the Spiders into just two of 18 shooting from three-point range, and commit 14 turnovers. The Spiders were outscored in the paint, 42-30, and were without forward Jermaine Bucknor who sprained his right ankle during a loss to La Salle on Wednesday.
Trailing by as many as 13 points in the first half, Richmond used a 10-3 run, including a three-pointer by Sandoval at the buzzer, to cut the Colonials' lead to three at halftime, 37-34.
Richmond only hit nine of its 29 field goal attempts in the second half, and George Washington had key offensive rebounds in the last five minutes to keep a comfortable lead.
With the win GW avenged an 11-point loss at Richmond in January.
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