Scores

Final

Colgate 44

(9-15, 5-6 Patriot)

American U 69

(17-7, 9-1 Patriot)

    1:00 PM ET, February 14, 2009

    Bender Arena, Washington, District of Columbia

    1 2 T
    COLG 20 2444
    AMER 33 3669

    Top Performers

    Colgate: M. Venezia 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    American: N. Hendra 16 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast

    American U. 69, Colgate 44

    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON -- Nick Hendra scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help American University beat Colgate 69-44 on Saturday, extending its winning streak to six games.

    The Eagles (17-7, 9-1 Patriot League), who have won 12 of their last 13 contests, used a 15-2 run in the first half to claim a 20-6 lead. A 3-pointer by Brian Gilmore pushed American's advantage to 20 points with 3:13 left before halftime.

    Derrick Mercer finished with 15 points for the Eagles. Garrison Carr and Gilmore each scored 11.

    The Raiders (9-15, 5-6) cut the lead to 34-23 with 18:42 left in the second half on a three-point play by Mike Venezia, who led Colgate with 14 points. But American outscored the Raiders 23-8 over the next 11 minutes to take a 57-31 lead. Hendra's jumper later pushed the lead to 30 points.

    American shot 51 percent from the field, holding Colgate to 31.3 percent.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    COLG
    AMER
    Points 44 69
    FG Made-Attempted 15-48 (.313) 26-51 (.510)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 7-16 (.438)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-14 (.571) 10-15 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 30

    2008-09 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 17, 2009 AMER 79, @COLG 49Recap
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