GW would fight to cut the lead to a three point deficit early in the second half before St Joe's pulled away for good
Leading up to the game, an obvious key for GW if they wanted to walk off the court victorious was to contain St Joe's deadly duo in senior forward Isaiah Miles and junior guard DeAndre Bembry. Things didn't go according to plan. GW would fall to St Joseph 84-66 despite all Colonial starters reaching double digits in scoring.
Junior forward Tyler Cavanaugh led GW with 17 points while center Kevin Larsen added 10 points and 9 rebounds. Miles and Bembry would combine for 35 points and 14 rebounds to lead St Joseph. The Hawks were efficient offensively all game long, shooting 56.7% from the field, 42.9% from 3-point range and 87.5% from the free throw line, along with dishing out 17 assist and only commiting 5 turnovers.
The Colonials started the second half trailing 39-32 and would immediately fight to cut the lead to three soon after, however, St Joseph would respond with a 14-3 run thanks to back to back 3-pointers from Miles, to put the Hawks up for good. The Colonials wouldn't get any closer than 18 for the remainder of the game.
GW won the rebounding battle 36-29, although, St Joseph's bench outscored the Colonials bench 25-7.
The Colonial's will travel to take on St Bonaventure this Saturday at 4pm.
St Joe's will host LaSalle Saturday at 8pm.
Former Millford Mills star (Baltimore,MD) Isaiah Miles finished with a game high 21 points (8-12 FG), and 9 rebounds