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American Vs. Georgetown: Hoyas Pull Away In Second Half, 81-55

After taking just a six-point lead into halftime, the Georgetown Hoyas poured on the points on the American Eagles. American was able to keep the game close in the first half, thanks to the play of guard John Shoof, but the Hoyas were able to go on a run and pull away, leading 48-35 at the first TV timeout. Henry Sims and Hollis Thompson continued to score points and pull away in the second half.

Markel Starks lead the Hoyas in scoring for the day, putting up 18 points and connecting on four of six three-point shots. Sims and Thompson had 17 and 15 points respectively, with Thompson adding 8 rebounds. For the Eagles, Chris Hinkle led the way scoring with 16 points. Shoof and Blake Jolivette added another 12 and 11 points, respectively. In a game that looked close in the first half, the Hoyas were able to put their foot on the gas and pull away to win 81-55.

For more on the Hoyas, head over to Casual Hoya, SB Nation's Georgetown blog.