GW Finishes 3-0 vs. Japan with 75-47 Win

Aug. 19, 2016

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HAMAMATSU, Japan -- The GW men's basketball team completed a three-game sweep of the Japan National Team with a 75-47 victory Friday night in Hamamatsu Arena.

Jaren Sina scored a game-high 13 points to lead a balanced effort that saw 11 Colonials find the scoring column. Tyler Cavanaugh had 10 points in 18 minutes, while Yuta Watanabe and Jordan Roland had nine apiece and Arnaldo Toro finished with eight.

"I'm happy that we won all three games," said Watanabe. "Tonight everyone played so well - the guys that came off the bench, and many of the freshmen showed their game. I'm just happy we won as a team. The fans make me like a hero the way they cheer for me and ask for pictures and autographs, and I'm glad that I played in front of so many different fans."

GW hit 9-of-21 (.429) from three-point range, with Sina knocking down 3-of-7 and Cavanaugh connecting on 2-of-4. In building a 10-point advantage after the first quarter, the Colonials limited Japan to just six points on 3-of-14 (.214) shooting.

Roland and Toro came off the bench and accounted for all of their points in the first half to give the Colonials a 15-point halftime advantage. For the game GW's reserves tallied 35 points as Collin Smith chipped in six, Matt Hart five, Justin Williams four and Jair Bolden three.

The Colonials now travel to Okinawa for the final leg of their tour, where they will face the Ryukyu Golden Kings of the B. League on Sunday.