Norfolk, VA (Sports Network) - Jonathan Arledge scored a career-high 21 points and pulled down seven rebounds as the George Mason Patriots took down the Old Dominion Monarchs, 85-74, in Colonial Athletic Association action at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.
Patrick Holloway accounted for 13 points off the bench for the Patriots (14-9, 7-4 CAA), followed by Corey Edwards with 11 points and five assists. Erik Copes and Bryon Allen both posted 10 points, the latter handing out eight assists, while Sherrod Wright finished with nine points and nine rebounds, but shot just 2-of-10 from the floor as the team won for the second time in as many games.
The Monarchs (2-20, 0-10) were paced by DeShawn Painter with 14 points, Richard Ross 13 and five blocked shots, while Aaron Bacote delivered 12 points and six assists as the team had its losing streak extended to 10 games.
George Mason made good on an impressive 58.6 percent from the floor in the first half, including 4-of-5 behind the 3-point line, as the team moved out to a 43-31 lead at the break.
ODU closed the gap in the second half by connecting on 50 percent from the field, but the visitors were up to the challenge as they converted 19-of-21 at the free-throw line in the period to secure the double-digit win.
The Patriots overcame 17 turnovers by shooting 24-of-27 at the charity stripe and leading the way on the glass, 39-26.