Despite trailing early in the first half, the George Washington Colonials rallied to defeat the Manhattan Jaspers, 67-55, on Sunday afternoon in the BB&T Classic at the Verizon Center. With the victory, the Colonials got above .500 on the young season, improving to 4-3.
Isaiah Armwood led the Colonials with 23 points on an efficient 8-of-12 shooting. Armwood also led the team in rebounding, pulling down nine boards. Lasan Kromah and Patricio Garino also scored in double digits for the Colonials, adding 18 and 10 points, respectively.
George Washington trailed Manhattan for much of the first half. The Jaspers' largest lead of the opening half was six points, but George Washington fought back to lead briefly before going to the locker room tied at 32.
The Colonials pulled away in the second half, leading most of the way en route to the 12-point victory.
Manhattan, which fell to 2-4 on the year, was led by the play of RaShawn Stores, coming off the bench to score 11 points and grab six rebounds. George Beamon added nine points and seven rebounds for the Jaspers.
George Washington is back in action on Tuesday, Dec. 4, when they travel to face the Bradley Braves at 8 p.m. ET.