The up-and-down start of the George Washington men's basketball season continued on Monday night, as the Colonials fell at home to Mount St. Mary's, 65-56. Mike Lonergan's team has alternated losses and wins through their first five games, and falling to the Mountaineers was certainly a letdown after the blowout win over Hofstra.
Lasan Kromah, expected to be a senior leader on the offensive end of the floor this season, backed up his solid showing against Hofstra with an 18-point performance on Monday night. Kromah had a sluggish first week, but Lonergan will need him to hit double figures most nights if the Colonials are to be successful.
Transfer Isaiah Armwood also had a big night for GWU, finishing with a double-double. The Baltimore native and Montrose Christian alum pulled down 11 boards and hit six of nine shots to add 15 points. Kevin Larsen was perfect from field and scored 10, but the Colonials did little else outside of those three.
The Mountaineers got a huge boost off the bench as the backcourt duo of Shivaughn Wiggins and Sam Prescott both scored in double figures. Prescott led the way with 15 points and Wiggins added 11. Prescott's shooting from behind the arc was largely the difference in the game, as the junior guard drained four three-pointers. As a team, the Mountaineers shot better than 50 percent from downtown en route to the nine-point win.
George Washington will now hit the road and face James Madison on Wednesday night.