- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 8, 2009


Lavoy Allen scored 17 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead Temple to a 63-53 win over George Washington on Saturday night at Smith Center in the final regular-season game for both teams.

The Owls (19-11, 11-5 Atlantic 10) had a season-high 55 rebounds in defeating the Colonials for the first time in the District since 2002.

George Washington (10-18, 4-12), which failed to secure a berth in the 12-team league tournament, trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half and 32-24 at the half.

Temple increased its lead to 10 points on an Allen layup with 19:28 left, and the Colonials never got within single digits again.

GW shot 35.2 percent from the field (19-for-54) while Temple shot 24-for-74 (32.4 percent) and 9-for-32 from 3-point range.

Damian Hollis led the Colonials with 21 points. Rob Diggs had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

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