Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Poor Foul Shooting Dooms Mount

The Mount shot 6-of-17 from the foul line, including 3-of-12 after the intermission and fell 72-60 to a hot shooting George Mason squad at the Patriot Center on Tuesday night.

Mason shot nearly 57 percent for the game, including 68 percent in the second half to rally from a 29-27 halftime deficit. John Vaughan led the Patriots with 22 points while freshman Ryan Pearson scored 14 inside off of the bench.

Jeremy Goode was the leading scorer for the Mount as he tallied 22 points. He was outstanding in the first half, scoring 17 of the Mount's 29 points. Jean Cajou finished with 16, scoring 14 after the break in his homecoming game.

The Mount trailed 56-43 with just under ten minutes to play, but battled courageously to draw with 63-60 on a Cajou three with just under three to go. Ultimately, the atrocious foul shooting was too much to overcome and Mason scored the game's final nine points to seal the win.

The Mounties are back in action against Boston University, in their first home game on Saturday evening at 7pm.

I'll have more thoughts and reflections from tonights game at some point tomorrow.

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