Rice's First Career Double-Double Leads Colonials Past UMBC, 72-51

Dec. 12, 2006

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Maureece Rice had 22 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double and George Washington won its 19th straight home game, beating Maryland-Baltimore County 72-51 Tuesday night.

Reserve Cheyenne Moore had 10 points for George Washington (7-2), which put the game away by halftime, shooting 55 percent and scoring 21 points off 13 UMBC turnovers. Moore scored seven in the second half, when the Colonials ran their lead as high as 22 points.

George Washington's Regis Koundjia left the game after being accidentally hit in the jaw with 4:48 left in the first half. He had five points.

Brian Hodges had 17 points off the bench and Justin Fry had 13 for the Retrievers (4-6).

The Colonials were never threatened after ending the first half on a 9-0 run to take a 29-12 lead.



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