David Taylor scored 20 points and Doug Mills 19 as Hofstra took advantage of poor shooting by George Washington and defeated the Colonials, 82-67, tonight in the opening round of the Juice Bowl Classic at Florida Southern's Jenkins Field House.
GW (5-5) led, 40-39, at intermission but made just one of 10 shots in the first seven minutes of the second half. Hofstra (9-2), meanwhile, scored 15 points during the Colonials' drought to take a 54-42 advantage. The Colonials got no closer than 10 points the rest of the game. Mills scored six points and Tim Cleuss five during the run.
The Colonials shot just 34 percent from the field after intermission; Hofstra shot 58 percent in the first half and 59 percent in the second. Mills and Cleuss (15 points) scored 11 each in the second half.
In the first half, GW built a 26-18 lead with 7:30 remaining. Although making 14 of 15 free throws in the first half, the Colonials shot only 42 percent from the floor. Troy Webster had nine points and Mike Brown seven for GW in the first half.
Brown, Mike O'Reilly and Dave Hobel led George Washington with 14 points each. Brown also had 14 rebounds as the Colonials outrebounded the Dutchmen, 28-27.