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Georgetown pulls away late for win over La Salle

Georgetown pulls away late for win over La Salle

MIAMI — Trey Mourning was the last Georgetown player to get into the game, as well as the last player to leave the court after posing for plenty of photos and hugs with friends and family.

Best of all, his team got a win.

L.J. Peak scored 24 points, Rodney Pryor added 19 and Georgetown closed with a flourish to beat La Salle 93-78 on Saturday in the Hoophall Miami Invitational. It was tied at 67 with 8:44 left, before the Hoyas finished on a 26-11 run.

"We have a happy plane ride back to D.C.," Mourning said.

Jessie Govan scored 19 points and Jagan Mosely had 14 for the Hoyas (6-4), who won their fourth straight. Georgetown shot 53 percent for the game and 58 percent from 3-point range.

"We had a pretty good week of practice, working with different offensive situations," Georgetown coach John Thompson III said. "And I think the week of practice showed up. We got out ... they tied it up, and then I think our guys really locked in and focused at both ends of the court, to be honest."

Jordan Price scored 23 points for La Salle (4-4), which got 19 more from B.J. Johnson and 10 from Pookie Powell. The Explorers were outscored 36-22 from the line, getting there 10 fewer times than Georgetown.

"We just lost control of it," La Salle coach John Giannini said. "My kids are good players and they work hard. I just have to figure out our defensive problems. Our defensive results are not good and we have to figure that out."

The last substitution of the night came with 23.2 seconds left, when Mourning got into the game -- a homecoming moment.

He was a Miami Heat kid, once worked as a ballboy for the team and getting on the floor in the arena that his hometown team calls home had a certain significance. He spent some time working in the NBA visiting locker room, the one Georgetown used Saturday. The Hoyas even sat at the end of the floor where his father Alonzo Mourning's No. 33 sways from the rafters as one of the numbers retired by the Heat.

"It's just good to be home, whether it's at the hotel or dinner with my parents or on the court or on the bench," said the younger Mourning, who wears No. 33, just like his dad did for Georgetown and with the Heat. "We don't get home very often. And to have it intertwined with the basketball season, it worked perfectly."

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Georgetown’s Dylan Nealis among local players selected in MLS Super Draft

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Georgetown’s Dylan Nealis among local players selected in MLS Super Draft

Thursday was a momentous day for many college soccer standouts particularly in the surrounding D.C. area. 

From UVa, to Georgetown, UMBC and James Madison, there were a few impressive standouts selected in the first and second rounds of the MLS Super Draft.

Here are some of the some players who were selected to new rosters:

Inter Miami CF selected Georgetown senior midfielder Dylan Nealis with the third overall pick. Nealis became the first senior in program history to pre-sign with the MLS after graduating from Georgetown in December.

Additionally, his teammate senior Achara was picked 25th overall by Toronto FC. Both seniors lead the Hoyas to their first ever NCAA Championship in a 3-3 double overtime win that resulted in the Hoyas dominating 7-6 in pentalty kicks. 

The Virginia Men’s soccer team has three players selected into the first two rounds of the draft for the first time in program history. Sophomore forward Daryl Dike, who scored ten goals this season including three in the College Cup and had eight assists, was selected 5th overall by Orlando City. 

His teammate, junior defenseman Henry Kessler was selected immediately after Dike at 6th overall by New England. Kessler had one goal this year.

Robin Afamefuna, UVa’s senior midfielder/defender was selected No.37 overall, in the second round by Colorado. This season Afamefuna has two goals and two assists. 

UMBC's senior defender Jon Bell was chosen by the San Jose Earthquakes as the 38th overall pick and the 12th of the second round.

From JMU, senior midfielder Manuel Ferriol was selected 40th overall by FC Dallas. Ferriol finished his JMU career appearing in 64 games, with 32 goals, tied for eighth on the Dukes all-time list. Ferriol even set a new single-season program record of 16 goals, 6 assists and a single-season record of 38 points. 

The third and fourth rounds will take place on January 13th. 

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Georgetown goes down to Providence without Mac McClung

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Georgetown goes down to Providence without Mac McClung

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Alpha Diallo tied his season-high with 20 points as Providence beat Georgetown 76-60 on Tuesday.

Luwane Pipkins had 14 points for Providence (8-6, 1-0 Big East Conference). A.J. Reeves added 13 points. David Duke had 10 points, eight assists and six rebounds for the hosts.

Providence dominated the first half and led 54-23 at the break. Both teams set season lows for scoring during the game. The Friars' 22 points in the second half were the lowest of the season for the hosts, while the 23 points in the first half for the Hoyas marked the fewest of the season for the visitors.

Omer Yurtseven had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Hoyas (10-4, 0-1), whose six-game win streak ended with the loss. Terrell Allen added 10 points. Jahvon Blair had 10 points.

Providence takes on DePaul on the road on Saturday. Georgetown matches up against Seton Hall on the road on Friday.

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