Canes Close Out George Washington 72-64
The Miami Hurricanes were able to come away with 72-64 win over George Washington. Canes gave up an impressive 22-point lead early in the first half. Not only was their offense struggling, but their defense was giving George Washington confidence with their shot making. The Canes were stagnant for what felt like several minutes at the end of the 1st half.
The main bright spot for the Canes team was the scoring of Davon Reed. When the offense was struggling, he took it upon himself to be the igniter in the second half of the game. He finished with 17 points going 3 of 7 from deep. Tonight was his night truly, as he was able to score his 1000th point in his Canes career.
“It’s an honor. Gotta give all the credit to Coach L. Being able to play for a coach that encourages you and allows you to play within the system but with so much freedom and grow as a player. It’s really a compliment to him. I am blessed and thankful to be able to score 1000 points.”
The Canes had 3 other players in double digits that carried the team offensively. The most impactful player throughout the entire game had to be Bruce Brown. He scored 14 points, 12 rebounds, and was 2-2 from deep. He was a great compliment to Reed in the game late when they needed scoring and defensive stops.
George Washington kept it competitive on the back of their primary scorer Yuta Watanabe. He 15 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. It was his first game back from injury after sitting out 7 with a calf injury. At the end of the day, it was the Canes defense that sealed the deal late. Some turnovers and fast break points put the Canes in the driver’s seat in the final minutes.
The Canes improve their record to 9-2. They are on a 4 game winning streak following this victory. The Hurricanes next game is December 28th against the Colombia Lions at home.