Colonials Dominate Raiders In Cable Car Consolation, 75-42
Carl Elliott Named to All-Tournament Team
Dec. 29, 2006
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -Maureece Rice scored 15 points and Dokun Akingbade added 11 points and 10 rebounds, leading George Washington past Colgate 75-42 in the consolation game of the Cable Car Classic on Friday night.
Carl Elliott scored nine points to move within 12 of becoming the 39th player in George Washington history to reach the 1,000 mark, and the Colonials beat Colgate for the fifth time in as many meetings between the schools.
Elliott also passed for five assists and had two steals for the scrappy Colonials, who shot 51.9 percent, made eight 3-pointers and held Colgate leading scorer Jon Simon to a season-low three points on 1-for-11 shooting. Simon also managed only three points in a loss to Santa Clara a night earlier and has 10 total points over his last three contests.
Regis Koundjia added 11 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two steals for George Washington.
Akingbade, who agreed to sit out as a redshirt last season to give the team a more experienced frontcourt this year, scored his team's first five points as the Colonials (8-3) jumped out to an early lead.
George Washington, which lost 66-52 to No. 23 Air Force on Thursday night, effectively pushed the ball for easy transition baskets in its final tuneup before opening Atlantic 10 Conference play Wednesday against Fordham.
Cold-shooting Colgate (5-7) lost for the fourth time in five games after being held to its lowest scoring output of the season in a 53-39 loss to Santa Clara in the tournament's first round Thursday night.
Kendall Chones led the Raiders with 12 points and was the lone player to score in double digits for Colgate, which shot 27 percent and went 2-for-16 from 3-point range.
Colgate made only four of its 18 field-goal tries in the first half, including 1-of-7 on 3s, to fall behind 38-16 at the break despite a 17-12 rebounding advantage.
Cable Car Classic Awards
Kevin and Dick O'Connor Award: Dan Nwaelele, Air Force
Most Valuable Player