Men’s Basketball Holds On to First Place in CAA

Posted: January 7, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Mason men’s basketball team used a 16-4 run in the closing minutes on Monday evening to push past Georgia State and win a battle of first-place Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) teams.

Mason pulled out a win against the Panthers, 58-52, at the Patriot Center. Mason improved to 3-0 in the CAA, 7-0 at home and 10-3 on the year. Georgia State is 2-1 in the CAA and 4-10 on the year.

Darryl Monroe was seven of eight from the field, and he finished with his third double-double of the season, 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Cam Long had a game-high 18 points, and he tied his career high with nine rebounds. The Patriots outrebounded Georgia State 37-29.

The Panthers were led by Leonard Mendez and Xavier Hansbro, who each had 16 points.

The Patriots travel to Towson for a contest slated to begin tonight at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on WTNT 570.

The Patriots’ next home game is Saturday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. versus James Madison.

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