Updated Saturday, Feb. 11, 4:45 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA – Senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu had 21 points and Philadelphia-native Maureece Rice had 16 in a barn-burner that gave No. 8 GW 64-62 its 20th win of the season over Saint Joseph’s Saturday at Alumni Fieldhouse.
The win gives GW its best 21-game start in program history at 20-1 and its first win at Alumni Fieldhouse under coach Karl Hobbs.
The Colonials (20-1, 10-0 Atlantic 10) erased a 10-point lead in less than five minutes to open the half but let the Hawks (10-11, 4-6 A-10) creep back. With the buzzer running down, Rob Ferguson missed perimeter jump shot to give GW the win.
The Hawks connected on only 1-for-21 three-pointers. Saint Joseph’s had four players in double figures, compared to GW’s two.
Ferguson had 14 points while Chet Stachitas and Dave Mallon had 12 apiece. Dwayne Lee had 11 points.
GW out-rebounded Saint Joseph’s 41-21 in a physical contest that allowed 30 free throws for the Colonials.
This article appeared in the February 9, 2006 issue of the Hatchet.