- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Georgetown systematically leveled the Mount.

Playing perhaps their most complete game of the young season, the 16th ranked Hoyas dispatched Mount St. Mary’s 83-62 behind four double-digit scoring efforts and a balanced outside-inside onslaught.

Though preseason All-Big East center Greg Monroe (19 points, 11 rebounds) led all scorers, the Hoyas most efficient performances came from the backcourt duo of Chris Wright (18 points) and Jason Clark (12 points), who connected on 11 of 18 shots and totally controlled the pace of the action.

But perhaps the gameball belongs to junior forward Julian Vaughn (14 points, eight rebounds), who is quickly developing into a true post presence since entering the starting lineup this season.

The Hoyas (5-0) return to the floor Saturday afternoon against winless American (0-7) for one last relative breather before next Wednesday’s showdown with No. 23 Butler at Madison Square Garden.

After a smooth first half which saw the Hoyas cruise to a 40-29 lead behind 53.1-percent shooting, Georgetown blew open the game in the minutes immediately after intermission behind a slew of steals and transition buckets.

Keyed by the defensive prowess of sophomore Jason Clark, who continues to torment Georgetown opponents at the top of the team’s zone, the Hoyas bolted to a 51-31 edge with 15:57 remaining behind a 9-0 run. Just two days removed from a career-high 19-point performance against Lafayette, Clark contributed two steals and five points during the mini-run that effectively ended the game.

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