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George Mason vs. Quinnipiac recap: Patriots beat Bobcats, 74-58; take third place in Paradise Jam

The George Mason Patriots defeated Quinnipiac Monday night, 74-58, in the third place game of the Paradise Jam tournament.

Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

The George Mason Patriots defeated the Quinnipiac Bobcats Monday night in the third place game of the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands, 74-58.

The game went back and forth for much of the first half before George Mason finally grabbed a double-digit lead with less than four minutes to play. They went to half leading 34-24, and never looked back, eventually winning by 16 points.

Sherrod Wright led the way for the Patriots, scoring a team-high 14 points with seven rebounds and three assists in the win. Anali Okoloji added 12 points of his own, and Erik Copes had nine points and five rebounds.

On the losing side, Dave Johnson led Quinnipiac in scoring with 12 points, but also led the team in turnovers with six. Zaid Hearst added 11 points, including one of the Bobcats' two three-pointers on the evening.

George Mason, now 3-2 on the season, looks to carry momentum from Monday's win over to their next contest Saturday afternoon against the Boston University Terriers.