In what was perhaps a throwback to more “revolutionary” times, the George Washington Colonials continued their surprisingly hot start to the season with a 72-64 win against the Seton Hall Pirates.
The first half was a back and forth affair with both teams trading leads throughout the half. With 1:51 to go in the half, Patricio Garino gave the Colonials a 6 point lead. Two made free throws from Khadeen Carrington and a bucket from Desi Rodriguez cut the lead to 2 before Paul Jorgensen drained one with 3 seconds to go to make the score 37-33 at the half.
The Pirates were led by Desi Rodriguez with 9 points in the 1st half. Angel Delgado led the way on the glass with 5 rebounds and Michael Nzei was right behind with 4. George Washington was paced by Tyler Cavanaugh with 11 points and Patricio Garino with 7 points. These two led George Washington to a 37-33 halftime lead.
The second half was where George Washington took over the game. The Pirates would trim the lead to a one possession game on multiple occasions, but would not have a lead at all in the 2nd half. Khadeen Carrington was the go to man for the Pirates in the 2nd half. He put up 13 points and was getting to the rim at will. The Colonials biggest lead came with 7:51 to go in the half when they led by 9. Despite a late run from the Pirates, the Colonials emerged with a 72-64 win.
The Pirates were led overall by Khadeen Carrington who put up a career high 21 points. Angel Delgado grabbed 10 rebounds, and Isaiah Whitehead added 9 points in a losing effort. It was a rough night for Whitehead as he shot 4-14 from the field and 1-6 from three point range.
The Colonials were led by Tyler Cavanaugh who put up 16 points and 7 rebounds. Joe McDonald also tallied 16 points, and Patricio Garino grabbed 6 rebounds. Cavanaugh is number 2 for George Washington in points per game with 15.1.
With the loss the Pirates fall to 5-2 on the season. With the victory, George Washington improves to 7-1 on the season. Next up for the Pirates is the Garden State Hardwood Classic against rival Rutgers on Saturday afternoon. The Colonials will take on Penn State on December 8.
Check out the PPI of the Pirates players for the game below. We will have full coverage of the game on Saturday against Rutgers. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.