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Jenkins, Washington lift Hofstra

It was another all-around performance to write home about for Charles Jenkins, who had 22 points, eight assists, six rebounds and four steals in Hofstra's 67-64 win over William & Mary yesterday afternoon in Williamsburg, Va.

Pride coach Mo Cassara, however, went out of his way to compliment the play of Greg Washington.

The 6-10 senior center had 12 points on 6-for-6 shooting and nine rebounds. He contributed consecutive key baskets in the second half, including a dunk off an inbound pass with 4:19 left that gave Hofstra a 63-58 lead.

"Greg Washington was enormous today," Cassara said. "Not only the points he gave us, but also getting some big rebounds on the defensive end when we needed them.''

Hofstra is 13-6 overall and 7-1 in the CAA, tied for first with VCU, one game ahead of George Mason (6-2) and two games ahead of James Madison, Old Dominion and Delaware (all 5-3).

Hofstra hosts James Madison tomorrow night and will play at VCU (15-5, 7-1) on Thursday in what could be a first-place showdown.

"This was a terrific win for us,'' Cassara said. "William & Mary has been playing very well lately, and for us to now be 4-0 on the road now in CAA play is huge. It's so tough to win on the road in this league.''

Hofstra shot 39 percent from the field, including 24 percent (6-for-25) from three-point range. But the Pride went 11-for-12 from the free-throw line and committed only eight turnovers.

"It wasn't our best performance overall, but it says a lot that we were still able to come out with a road win," Cassara said. "We didn't shoot the ball as well as we usually do and we had to dig in defensively to stay in striking distance, and then come up with some big stops in the final minute.''

Mike Moore scored 13 points and David Imes had eight rebounds and three blocks for Hofstra.

Brandon Britt had 24 points and Kyle Gaillard added 12 points and eight rebounds for William & Mary.

With 2,206 career points, Jenkins moved within 70 points of tying former teammate Antoine Agudio for the Hofstra scoring record. He is 16 points behind second-place Steve Nisenson, whose record of 2,222 stood for 43 years before Agudio broke it in 2008.

Jenkins is averaging 23.1 points per game. He is likely to pass Agudio at home against Drexel on Saturday or in the following game at George Mason Feb. 2.


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