Peak Leads Four in Double Figures as Georgetown Beats Bryant, 77-47

Sophomore guard L.J. Peak scored a season-high 20 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead four players in double figures as Georgetown used a big second half to pull away from Bryant University, 77-47, on Saturday afternoon at Verizon Center.

Nov. 28, 2015

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WASHINGTON - Sophomore guard L.J. Peak (Gaffney) scored a season-high 20 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead four players in double figures as Georgetown used a big second half to pull away from Bryant University, 77-47, on Saturday afternoon at Verizon Center.

It was the second win in the last three games for the Hoyas, who improve to 2-3 overall, while Bryant falls to 2-4 overall.

Peak scored 13 of his game-high 20 points in the first half, while shooting 6-of-8 from the floor and hitting 7-of-10 from the free throw line. Sophomore forward Isaac Copeland (Raleigh, N.C./Brewster Academy [N.H.]) added 13 points, tied a career high with five assists and had four rebounds, while freshman forward Marcus Derrickson (Bowie, Md./Brewster Academy [N.H.]) had his first career double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds and senior center Bradley Hayes (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) added 10 points and five rebounds.

The Hoyas led by 14 points, 40-26, at the break and pushed the lead to 17 points, 43-26, on a 3-pointer from Copeland to open the second, but a layup from Bryant's Shane McLaughlin cut the margin to 45-33, with 15:26 to play.

Georgetown followed with a 10-2 run and widened the gap to 20 points, 55-35, on a three-pointer from junior forward Reggie Cameron (Hackensack, N.J./Hudson Catholic). The Bulldogs got no closer than 21 points the rest of the way and the Hoyas took their biggest lead, 75-44, on a free throw from senior guard Riyan Williams (Dunkirk, Md./Archbishop Carroll [D.C.]) with 1:12 to play in the game.

The first half was sluggish as the Hoyas committed five turnovers and could not shake a pesky Bryant team. A layup from Peak gave GU an 11-6 lead (15:23) and another one made it 13-8 (13:56) before free throws from Bryant's Curtis Oakley cut the lead to 15-13 (11:51).

A jumper from Smith-Rivera and a three from Cameron gave the Hoyas their biggest lead, 20-13, with 10:41 to play but the Bulldogs again pulled to within two points, 20-18, this time on a trey from Shane McLaughlin.

The Hoyas closed out the half with a 17-5 run over the final 8:58 and took a 40-26 lead on a Copeland jumper at the buzzer. Peak scored 13 of the team's points in the first half, tying his season-high.

Georgetown finished the game shooting 43.3 percent from the floor (26-of-60), including 24.1 percent from three-point land (7-of-29) and were 75.0 percent from the throw line (18-of-24). The Hoyas out-rebounded Bryant, 47-27, handed out 14 assists and committed 10 turnovers.

Georgetown is back in action on Tuesday, Dec. 1, hosting the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore at Verizon Center. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. The game will be shown live on FOX Sports 1, with Justin Kutcher calling the play-by-play and Ron Thompson serving as the color analyst.


 

 

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