Georgetown News
Men's Basketball - Fri, Dec. 9, 2011

Georgetown College took care of business coming off almost a week break, handing Mid-Continent College a 103-61 defeat in Davis-Reid Alumni Gym Friday evening in the opening round of the Central Bank Jim Reid Classic.

Garel Craig led six Tigers in double figures with 20 points. Tyrone Shelley and Johonne Hamilton chipped in with 18 each, Maurice Pearson 16 and Allan Thomas and Josh Lockett finished with 10 each.

Hamilton dished out a career high eight assists.

Maurice Bynum led the Cougars (1-10) with 13 points.

The Tigers advance to the finals for the 17th time in 18 years of the Classic. Georgetown has won 16 of the 17 previous crowns with its lone loss coming off a tip in at the buzzer at the hands of Life University in the first round of the 2009 tournament.

Life, back for at least its third straight time, lost a battle against a team that is in its own backyard. Both the Running Eagles (5-6) and Southern Polytechnic State University (7-2) came more than six hours from Marietta, GA to play each other in Georgetown.

The Tigers and the Hornets will meet in the championship game at 8 pm Saturday, while the Cougars and Life will play at 6 pm in the consolation game.

 
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