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Area basketball roundup: GW men rout Hofstra

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Isaiah Armwood had 12 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks and George Washington shot nearly 71 percent from the field in the second half during an 80-56 rout of Hofstra on Saturday at Smith Center.

Lasan Kromah scored 15 points and Kevin Larsen added 14 for the Colonials (2-2) who broke open a 19-15 game with a 15-1 run.

George Washington led 38-22 at halftime on 17-of-31 shooting (54.8 percent), compared to 8-of-30 shooting (26.7 percent) for the Pride (3-4).

After the break, the Colonials were even hotter, shooting 70.8 percent (17 of 24) to finish at 61.8 percent (34 of 55).

George Washington dominated Hofstra 52-22 in the paint and 40-27 on the glass.

●NAVY 63, DELAWARE ST. 53: Brandon Venturini scored 14 points, including four three-pointers, to lead the Midshipmen Navy to a 63-53 victory over Delaware State on Saturday in both teams’ South Padre Island Invitational finale.

Tilman Dunbar added 11 points for the Midshipmen (3-4), who shot only 45 percent from the floor but made seven of their 16 attempts from behind the arc.

Kendall Gray and Tyshawn Bell had 13 points apiece for the Hornets (3-4).

FLA. ATLANTIC 58, AMERICAN 55: Stefan Moody hit the game-winning three-pointer with 14 seconds left to lift the Owls in Boca Raton, Fla.

Florida Atlantic (2-3) trailed American U 55-52 before Jordan McCoy’s free throw cut the deficit to two, 55-53, with 59 seconds left to play.

After Stephen Lumpkins missed a jumper for American (2-3) with 28 seconds remaining, Moody answered with the biggest shot of the game. He added two free throws with 2 seconds to play for the final margin.

U-Va. women drop title game

Syracuse senior guard Elashier Hall made two free throws with 0.4 seconds remaining to hand Virginia its first loss, 74-73, in the final of the San Juan Shootout in Puerto Rico.

Hall, a 2009 All-Met from Eleanor Roosevelt, was fouled in the post after taking an inbounds pass with 2.1 seconds left. Her free throws came on the heels of two from Virginia’s Kelsey Wolfe, the 2010 All-Met Player of the Year from Seneca Valley, that had put the Cavaliers up by a point.

Hall finished with 17 points for the Orange (6-0). Sarah Imovbioh had a game-high 20 and freshman Faith Randolph (Good Counsel) added 10 for the Cavaliers (4-1).

●CALIFORNIA 72, GEORGETOWN 56: Layshia Clarendon scored 20 points, Gennifer Brandon added 13 points and 13 rebounds and the No. 11 Golden Bears won the the Cal Classic title. Sugar Rodgers scored 20 points and Andrea White had 15 for the Hoyas (4-2). Clarendon, the tournament MVP, and Eliza Pierre hit three-pointers to spark a 15-4 run that gave the Golden Bears a 53-41 lead with 11:26 remaining.

●G. MASON 76, DRAKE 70: Rahneeka Saunders had a career-high 33 points to lead the Patriots (3-2) in the consolation game of the New Mexico State Thanksgiving tournament. Janaa Pickard added 11 points and Amber Easter 10.

●NAVY 72, JACKSON ST. 48: Junior guards Kara Pollinger and Alix Membreno had 24 and 15 points respectively as the Midshipmen (2-3) broke out to an early lead and rolled.

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