Old Dominion Pulls Away From Colonials
Dec 28, 2002
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ricardo Marsh had 25 points and 12 rebounds and Old Dominion pulled away in the final minutes for an 84-76 victory over George Washington Saturday.
Marsh shot 9-for-17 from the field and 6-for-7 from the line for the Monarchs, who shot 50.9 percent and hit 19 of 21 free throws.
Marsh's alley-oop slam off an inbounds play beneath George Washington's bucket gave the Monarchs a 75-62 lead with 5:44 left. He also converted three free throws in the final minute to secure the victory for Old Dominion (3-5).
Chris Monroe led George Washington (5-4) with 21 points and seven rebounds. T.J. Thompson added 17 points and seven assists, and Pops Mesah-Bonsu had 13 points for the Colonials, whose two-game winning streak ended.
Monroe and Mike Hall, who had 10 rebounds, hit back-to-back 3-pointers to pull the Colonials to 68-62 with 6:49 left. They cut the deficit to 79-74 on Thompson's three-point play with 1:20 remaining but never got closer.
The Monarchs shot 55.2 percent (16-29) in the first half, including 54.5
percent (6-11) from 3-point range to take a 41-30 halftime lead.