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Elon hits 16 3s, routs Bridgewater (Va) 95-51

Elon hits 16 3s, routs Bridgewater (Va) 95-51

ELON, N.C. (AP) Sebastian Koch hit six of Elon's 16 3-pointers as the Phoenix routed Bridgewater (Va.) 95-51 Tuesday night.

Koch, with 18 points, was 6 of 7 from the field - all from beyond the arc - for Elon (1-1), while Jack Isenbarger made 5 of 9 3-pointers to finish with 19 points.

The Phoenix finished 16 of 34 from long range. The 44-point margin of victory is the largest for Elon in a home opener since the 1917-18 season when Elon beat Atlanta Christian, 66-11.

Lucas Troutman added 17 and Ryley Beaumont 15 for the Phoenix, who shot 62.5 percent in the first half (20 of 32), while knocking down 10 of 18 from long range.

Bridgewater, a Division III team which counted the game as an exhibition, used 18 players, with none scoring in double figures. Tavis Stapleton led the Eagles with nine points.

Elon forced 25 turnovers.

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Ovi named top dog of NHL's Three Stars of the Week

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Ovi named top dog of NHL's Three Stars of the Week

The red hot Alex Ovechkin is clicking on all cylinders in season 14 and not showing any signs of slowing down. 

The 33-year-old leads the NHL with 29 goals, including one during Saturday's shootout victory over the Sabres, making it six consecutive games he's found the back of the net. 

Not only has Ovechkin scored, but he's scored in droves. Back-to-back hat tricks (Detroit, Carolina) are a big reason why the Great Eight has popped off for nine goals over the last five Capital games. 

Oh, and when he isn't notching hat tricks...catch him sitting courtside for Wizards games. 

For Ovi's efforts, he was named top dog of the National Hockey League's Three Stars of the Week. 

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Wizards' trade for Trevor Ariza, sending Kelly Oubre to Suns, now official

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Wizards' trade for Trevor Ariza, sending Kelly Oubre to Suns, now official

For the second time in his career, Trevor Ariza is a member of the Washington Wizards. The trade to send Kelly Oubre Jr. and Austin Rivers to Phoenix in exchange for Ariza was made official on Monday, two days after the teams reached an agreement in principle.

The Wizards played a game during that time, a win over the Lakers on Sunday. Because the deal was not official, head coach Scott Brooks could not comment when addressing the media. 

Up next are the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, with Ariza eligible to make his season debut with the team.

Ariza, 33, comes to Washington in his 15th NBA season. He is averaging 9.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 36 percent from three. He is also shooting just 37.9 percent from the field, the lowest mark of his career.

The Wizards hope Ariza can help shore up their perimeter defense and provide a change to their locker room chemistry. He had two of the best seasons in his career with the Wizards back in 2012-13 and 2013-14. The Wizards were one of the best defensive teams in basketball at the time.

While Ariza will likely debut against the Hawks on Tuesday, it will not be long until the Wizards see Oubre and Rivers again. They return to Washington this Saturday, as the Wizards host the Suns in their first meeting with the team of this season.

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