George Mason 89, James Madison 83

Vaughn Gray and Ryan Pearson scored 19 points apiece to lead

George Mason past James Madison 89-83 Saturday.

Sherrod Wright scored 15 for George Mason while Jonathan Arledge

and Mike Morrison added 12 apiece for the Patriots, who shot 57.8

percent (26 of 45) from the field.

George Mason (13-5, 5-1 Colonial Athletic Association) opened

the game on an 18-9 run and pushed that advantage to 21, 43-22, en

route to a 45-30 halftime lead.

The Patriots led by as many as 24 in the second half before

James Madison fought back to within 10, 82-73, with less than two

minutes to play.

George Mason held the Dukes to 9 of 31 shooting in the first

half and 6 of 21 from 3-point range.

Humpty Hitchens and Devon Moore led James Madison with 19 apiece

and A.J. Davis added 17 but the Dukes’ (8-9, 1-5) bench only

contributed 11 points.