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Watanabe’s career game carries GW

The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Yuta Watanabe hit from distance, threw down dunks and scored a career-high 29 points as George Washington upended La Salle 80-69 Wednesday night, ending a four-game slide.

Patrick Steeves and Arnoldo Toro scored 15 points each for George Washington, which led for all but 2 minutes. Watanabe shot 11 of 20 from the floor, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range. He added eight rebounds.

The Colonials (10-14, 3-8 Atlantic 10) led 39-33 at the half. La Salle (10-14, 4-7) couldn’t catch up with 38-percent shooting and 17 turnovers and fell to 2-12 away from home.

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