Elizabeth Traynor

Colonials fall short at Bradley despite late Garino rally

The Colonials just couldn’t seem to cut their deficit to single digits. And the team just couldn’t find its way out of the hole it dug itself into early on. At one point in the second half, Bradley had a 19-point lead; Tuesday night’s result seemed set in stone. But freshman forward Patricio Garino – […]

GW nabs victory in Verizon Center

GW’s most challenging opponent so far this season hasn’t been an opponent at all, but rather a combination of two aspects of play: opposing defenses and stagnant shooting. It’s been a frustrating one-two punch that’s forced the team to battle to even mentally remain in games. And Sunday, once again, an opponent came out in […]

Colonials edge Dukes in second road win

HARRISONBURG, Va. – It was, at the same time, the most dramatic and the most anti-climatic finish of GW’s young season. There were 7.2 seconds to play. GW (3-3) was only up by a basket. And it was James Madison’s ball. Out of a break, freshman forward Patricio Garino stole the ball, ran it back, […]

For Nero, two programs, two new coaches

A year after taking the helm of the University’s athletic department, Patrick Nero changed the leadership of its two flagship programs. Mike Lonergan replaced Karl Hobbs as head coach of the men’s basketball team in May 2011. A little less than a year later, Jonathan Tsipis took over the women’s basketball program following the firing […]

Reclaiming Foggy Bottom: Lonergan

The challenges of the 2012-13 season almost make it seem as if it’s Mike Lonergan’s first year on the Smith Center’s hardwood. He’s adding six new faces to his roster and starting at least three – marking the first time that a large chunk of the Colonial roster comprises his recruits. And he’s taking GW […]

Working to make a comeback

David Pellom is larger-than-life in a display on the front doors of the Smith Center, the top of his name across the back of his jersey just visible as he grips the rim in one of his trademark, high-energy dunks. Inside the building, the player who set a program single-season shooting record last year is […]