Men’s Basketball Seniors Honored Before GW Game
DAVIDSON — The Atlantic 10 Conference’s top scorer spurred a late George Washington run and helped the Colonials get past Davidson, 75-70, Wednesday night in Belk Arena.
Colonials guard James Bishop scored a game-high 26 points, including 11 straight down the stretch, to help end the Wildcats’ three-game winning streak and drop them to 14-15 overall and 7-10 in the A-10. The Colonials (16-14) moved to 10-7 in the league.
Davidson led much of the way Wednesday, including 32-26 at the intermission, and built its largest lead to 46-37 with 15:46 to play following a Grant Huffman three-point play. But the Colonials answered with an 11-2 run to tie it at 48-all with 11:14 left, setting up a tight finish.
Bishop’s 11-point spurt broke a 60-60 tie and ended with two free throws and a 71-65 Colonials lead. Davidson got within three points after a Foster Loyer trey with 16.4 seconds left, but could get no closer.
Forward Sam Mennenga scored 12 of Davidson’s first 15 points and finished with a team-high 23 to go with eight rebounds and four assists. Loyer scored 16, and Huffman was in double figures as well with 13 points and a team-best five assists.
The Colonials had five players score in double figures, with Brendan Adams (15) next in line to Bishop.
The Wildcats close the regular season at Rhode Island Saturday night.
Editor’s Note – Prior to the game, two Wildcat seniors were honored. Scholar-athlete Foster Loyer was joined by his parents as he was honored by fans and his teammates. The second senior was manager Jordan Krouse – described as the first guy on the court and last to leave, He too was joined by his parents for the pre-game ceremony.
Before the National Anthem, all those in attendance all took time to honor the late Terry Holland.