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Topic - Jonathan Arledge
George Mason's second-leading scorer last season, injured senior forwards Jonathan Arledge will miss the remainder of this season.
This week's look around the DMV includes collective 3-point shooting prowess by GW and Georgetown's D'Vauntes Smith Rivera's when the Hoyas needed it most.
Injured George Mason forward Jonathan Arledge, missing from the bench in Tuesday's win, will not travel with the team on the next two road games.
Maurice Creek dazzles from distance for GW while strong backcourt play led to wins for Georgetown and American.
Wright, who went 8 of 18 from the floor, was the only player to score in double figures for the Patriots, who have won four of their last five games.
Paul Hewitt wore the perplexed look of a man unable to avoid a familiar migraine Tuesday.
History shows George Mason ended its last basketball season with a 10-point loss to Virginia Commonwealth in the CAA tournament.
Vaughn Gray and Ryan Pearson scored 19 points apiece to lead George Mason past James Madison 89-83 Saturday.
"It's starting to get annoying for all of us," forward Jonathan Arledge said. "We're trying to stop letting up, stop taking our foot off their throat and just keep punishing teams. Then we let them get a few open shots and just get lazy on defense and that's when they start getting some open shots and slow us up. Then we'll start to force stuff up on offense and it won't go in and we won't run our offense."
"We're working on it," Arledge said. "We're going to get it. Hopefully next game. Hopefully the game after that."