Hoyas extend streak to five, Colonials lose and then win on the road, Caps dominate Penguins

Entering Saturday’s game on a four-game winning streak, the Georgetown Hoyas defeated the Providence Friars 83-81 at the Verizon Center in front of 16, 289 fans. Those 16,000 plus witnessed the Friars’ Marshon Brooks drop 43 points on the Hoyas, which is fifth all time scoring in a Big East game. Austin Freeman led the Hoyas with 23 points. The Hoyas had a balanced scoring attack from their big three as Chris Wright had 16 points, and Jason Clark had 18. YDC asked Hoyas coach John Thompson III about this balanced attack from his big players. He said, “I think it was by nature, but we always battle as a team.” The Hoyas shot 46.2 percent from the field and 30.8 percent from three-point range. After going 8-15 in the first half, they went 0-11 in the second half from behind the arc.

After falling to Duquesne 84-59 on the road, the George Washington Colonials traveled to face Charlotte on Saturday, defeating the 49s, 73-67. In the game over Charlotte GW’s Tony Taylor led the team with 25 points. The Colonials return to the Charles E. Smith Center on Wednesday to they the Richmond Spiders.

This weekend the Washington Capitals had two huge games as on Friday they defeated the Southeast Division first place Tampa Bay Lighting 5-2. The Lighting lead the Caps by just two points for top spot in the division. After a huge win over the Lighting, the Caps faced the rival Pittsburgh Penguins–minus Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby. Malkin went down this week as he injured his ACL and MCL. Michal Neuvirth and the Caps shut out the Pens, 3-0. Brooks Laich, Marcus Johansson, and Mike Knuble scored the goals.

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