George Mason men’s basketball routs Catawba, 99-69
Junior Shevon Thompson notched his third double-double of the season leading the George Mason men’s basketball team to a 99-69 rout over Catawba in the RAC Wednesday night. Six players scored in double-figures as the Patriots improved to 3-6 with the victory.
Thompson finished with a career-high 29 points on 13-of-15 shooting as Mason outscored Catawba in the paint, 70-44. The junior capped the night with 10 rebounds to lead the Patriots on the glass and three blocks. Mason won the rebounding battle of the Indians, 36-35.
Freshman Isaiah Jackson also recorded a career-night with a personal-best 14 points, while Marko Gujanicic posted a season-best 12 points. Marquise Moore and Trey Porter each added 11 points, while Patrick Holloway rounded out the Patriots in double-figures with 10 points. Mason recorded a season-best 21 assists on the evening fueled by four assists each from Moore and Gujanicic.
The Patriots shot 66.7 percent from the floor (42-63) while holding Catawba to a 35.7 percent effort (25-70). Catawba finished the game 18-of-23 from the charity stripe led by Rakeen Brown who went 4-for-4 to post a 16 point performance. KJ Arrington led the Indians with 17 points.
The Patriots return to action in the Patriot Center on Saturday at 7 p.m. welcoming Iona for a televised game on NBCSN.