Nelson Jr. leads George Washington over St. Joseph’s 85-69

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WASHINGTON (AP)Jameer Nelson Jr. had a season-high 22 points as George Washington beat Saint Joseph’s 85-69 on Saturday.

Nelson Jr. made 8 of 10 shots. He added six rebounds.

Jamison Battle had 15 points for George Washington (9-11, 3-4 Atlantic 10 Conference). Armel Potter added 15 points and seven assists. Maceo Jack had 14 points.

George Washington dominated the first half and led 46-25 at the break. Both teams set season records for scoring during the game. The Colonials’ 46 points in the first half marked a season best for the hosts, while the 44 points in the second half for the Hawks were the best of the season for the visitors.

Ryan Daly had 16 points and six rebounds for the Hawks (4-16, 0-7). Anthony Longpre added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Cameron Brown had 10 points.

George Washington matches up against Davidson at home on Wednesday. Saint Joseph’s plays UMass on the road on Wednesday.

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