George Washington blasts St. Bonaventure

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George Washington blasts St. Bonaventure

WASHINGTON (AP) Isaiah Armwood had 11 points and 14 rebounds, and George Washington opened the second half on a 9-0 run en route to a 78-59 victory against St. Bonaventure in the Atlantic 10 Conference opener for both teams.

Lasan Kromah scored 14 points, and Patricio Garino and Kethan Savage added 12 each for the Colonials (7-7).

Chris Johnson led the Bonnies (7-7) with 17 points, Demitrius Conger had 11 and Eric Mosley 10. St. Bonaventure has lost four in a row.

George Washington shot 57.1 percent from the field (28 of 49), 50 percent from beyond the arc (6 of 12) and 66.7 percent from the foul line (16 of 24). St. Bonaventure shot 39 percent from the field (23 of 59), 16.7 percent on 3-pointers (3 of 18) and 10 of 11 from the line.

The Colonials' bench outscored the Bonnies 34-12 and bettered them 16-6 in assists.

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Satoransky throws down monster dunk in practice

Satoransky throws down monster dunk in practice

RICHMOND, Va. -- Bradley Beal was right. Tomas Satoransky has the best bounce on the Wizards and was the highlight of Friday's open practice evening session as the rookie sent electricity through Siegel Center.

"It was great to have a slam-dunk contest when have your teammates celebrate that," said Satoransky, a 6-7 combo guard. "When you have new fans you want to show off a little bit. That's what happened."

Beal was drafted in 2012 with Satoransky and had witnessed his athleticism in workouts previously. He's probably the only one not surprised but the 2,500 in attendance were.

Dunk contests aren't new to the Czech Republic native who played professionally in Spain before coming to D.C.

"Dunking is one of the reasons I like the game of basketball. I always try some new tricks," he said. "Coaches don't like to see it too much. You can have an injury there so I stop. But I still have some tricks.

"I won all those (dunk contests) in Czech Republic. It's not a big competition there."

The big question is whether or not he's ready for prime time during NBA All-Star weekend. Defending champ Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon are elite in the art of dunks.

"I don't know about that," Satoransky said when asked if he is ready for that kind of challenge. "When I saw the level of last year's dunks it's amazing. They still are much better at least than me. I don't feel like I would have a chance to win it."

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Beal cleared to return from concussion

Beal cleared to return from concussion

RICHMOND, Va. -- Bradley Beal has cleared concussion protocol, according to coach Scott Brooks, and should be available for Saturday's final practice at VCU.

Beal attended Friday's open session but didn't participate. He took an elbow to the head from Ian Mahinmi on Wednesday.

Beal was scheduled to go through a 45-minute workout later Friday.

Mahinmi sat out the night session because of a right knee soreness. He bumped it against a teammate earlier in the week.