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Dec. 3, 1997

Red Raiders Gain First Win Against George Washington

LUBBOCK, Texas - Cory Carr scored 25 points, leading Texas Tech to an 80-57 victory over George Washington on Wednesday night, its first win after three losses.

The Red Raiders went on a 21-7 run at the start of the second half to open up a 59-42 lead. Carr began the scoring with four consecutive points and Rayford Young and Stan Bonewitz added six points each.

Yegor Mescheriakov led George Washington (5-2) with 20 points and 11 rebounds.

George Washington's 7-foot-1 center Alexander Koul, who came into the game as the Colonials' leading scorer at 14.3 points per game, was held to two points and three rebounds.

Tech built a 10-point lead in the first half on the strength of a 21-9 run. Reserve guard Archie Myers scored eight of his 11 points during the stretch, on 3-of-5 shooting.

Tech outrebounded the taller Colonials 38-32, the first time this season the Red Raiders won the boards.

The Red Raiders led 31-21 after two Bonewitz free throws at the 5:37 mark of the first half, but George Washington outscored Tech 14-7 to close out the half.

Francisco de Miranda, who was 3-of-3 in the first half, scored back-to-back baskets to pull the Colonials to within 38-35 at intermission.

For Tech, Young finished with 15 points, center Cliff Owens with 12 points and 8 rebounds, and Bonewitz with 12 points.

Mescheriakov was the Colonials' only player in double digits.

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