Acme Player of the Week

Pops Mensah-Bonsu
Class: Senior
Sport: Basketball
Hometown: London, England
High School: British High School
GW tied the school record with its 14th straight win Saturday evening, a 64-51 victory over Richmond, in which the No. 6 Colonials never trailed. The win also marked the first time the Colonials (22-1, 12-0 Atlantic 10) have won at the Robins Center since the 1979-80 season.

Sophomore Maureece Rice went seven-for-nine from the floor and scored 16 points for the Colonials, who showed that they were capable of winning a game in which the pace was more half-court than track meet.

In a matchup of the A-10’s best offense (GW) and defense (Richmond), GW’s aggressive defense was the one forcing its opponent to rush shots and passes. Richmond only turned the ball over seven times, a significant improvement over the 21 they had in the two teams’ last meeting Feb. 5, but never looked comfortable against the GW press.

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