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Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 9:25 a.m.

Colonials take second game of Italian tour

Men Basketball, Isaiah Armwood, Practice

Men’s basketball forward Isaiah Armwood executes a lay-up drill during the men’s basketball team’s open practice Tuesday in the Smith Center. Elizabeth Traynor | Hatchet Staff Photographer

GW won its second game of its Italian tour yesterday, defeating Camp Darby serviceman 97-45.

A University release said the Colonials focused on establishing strong perimeter play, as they did in a drill in practice last week, rather than concentrate solely on their play in the paint, as they did in their first Italian victory over the weekend.

Freshman forward Patricio Garino scored 11 points in the first half, knocking down three treys, that helped push GW to a 39-point lead at the half. In the second part of play, the Colonials maintained solid outside shooting, finishing with nine three-point baskets as a team. That, combined with points scored in transition, the release said, gave GW the 52-point victory.

Garino eventually netted 16 points, followed by fellow freshman Kethan Savage, who added 12, incoming Villanova transfer Isaiah Armwood, who added 11 and freshman guard Joe McDonald, with 11.

The Colonials continue to sightsee and tour Italy before begininning the first of three straight days of competition against Italian teams Wednesday. The University’s athletics blog is providing a daily summary of the team’s time in Italy, as well as a video feed that captures the Colonials on the tour.