GW ends 11-game slide with 87-62 rout over Fordham
WASHINGTON (AP)—Damian Hollis scored 19 points and Rob Diggs scored 17 points as George Washington snapped an 11-game losing streak with a 87-62 win over Fordham on Saturday afternoon.
Wynton Witherspoon scored 13 points and Tony Taylor added 10 points for the Colonials (7-13, 1-7 Atlantic 10), who won their first conference game of the season and their first game overall since a Dec. 23 road win over Sacramento State.
Led by 16 points from Hollis, the Colonials scored a season-high 57 first-half points, shooting 63.9 percent (23-36) from the floor, for a commanding 57-24 halftime lead.
In the only meeting between schools this season, the Colonials led by as many as 41 points in the second half and held the Rams to 32.8 percent (20-61) shooting overall.
Jio Fontan scored a game-high 22 points for the Rams (3-17, 1-7), who dropped their second straight game and have lost 10 of 11 overall. Trey Blue scored 18 points and Mike Moore added 15 points.
Diggs passed the 1,000 point mark for his career for the Colonials, who have defeated the Rams in nine of their last 10 meetings.