"In the second half, we said, every time he touches the ball, trap him and hope he doesn't get it back. To some extent it worked, but also to some extent it didn't. He's a very good basketball player and he's very hard to stop."
Eddy hit three 3-pointers in the first quarter, but Hurricane's balance - led by junior Henry Sorsaia's 26 points - kept coming. He scored to cut the lead to 33-32 with 2:54 left in the first half before a pair of King free throws started a 7-0 GW run.
Two Eddy free throws extended the Patriots' lead to 61-54, but Alex Estep had a free throw and Sorsaia two to cut it to four.
George Washington's other senior starter - Austin Breeden - scored two of his six points in the fourth for a six-point lead and started a string of 14 consecutive points by GW players Breeden, King, freshman Cam Hoston and Lewis, while Eddy was being shut out for 4:13.2 of the game's final 4:30.
Eddy didn't score again until the game's final point on a free throw with 16.8 seconds left, raising his season average to 26.5 points, and his percentage of GW's offense to 46.7 percent.
He and Breeden shared top rebounding honors with nine apiece, while Breeden added five assists, but was just 2-of-10 from the foul line. King finished with 12 points.
Guard Rasaan Harris had 14 points and Trey Dawson added 12 for the Redskins, who are seeking their second consecutive winning season.
The Patriots, who have played in the state title game three times since 2005, will need more to reach that destination again.
"To be completely honest, Dom (King) needs to step up and take it to the next level so we have him to rely on," Eddy said.
"We have Austin (Breeden), he needs to work on his free throws he has a good game. Alex Lewis is young, he's going to make mistakes, but we have to get him to play next play, next play, just keep reminding him."
Until then, the attention will remain on Eddy.
Greene just hopes it comes from more than opponents.
Contact Assistant Sports Editor Rich Stevens at richstev...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4837.