Men's Basketball - Sat, Dec. 10, 2011
It is very hard for opponents to win inside Davis-Reid
Alumni Gym. In three seasons the only losses at home for Georgetown College men's
basketball team is during the nationally recognized Jim Reid Classic.
The Tigers have won 16 of the 17 titles coming into this
year's Central Bank Jim Reid Classic, but No. 18 Southern Polytechnic State
University hit two big threes at the start of overtime for the 82-77 win. GC
lost to Life University in the first round in 2009 on a tip in at the buzzer.
It is the first loss of the season for No. 4 Tigers
(11-1) and despite getting behind by double digits early, battled back to lead
by seven late. The Hornets (8-2) weathered that and in a wild final minute,
forced the extra five minutes.
SPSU started that span with a pair of threes, putting GC
in a 77-71 hole. The Tigers clawed back and tied it as Tyrone Shelley hit two
free throws. It was all Southern Poly from there.
Shelley led all-scorers with 23 points and snagged 15
rebounds as he came to life in the second half. Maurice Pearson chipped in 16
points and 14 boards and Aaron Morris had 11 points.
Bobby Smith tallied 22 points to lead the Hornets. Cortez
Irby had 21, Ashton Pitts 18 and Ricky Fuller 10 points and 11 rebounds.
In true Jim Reid Classic fashion the consolation game was
all anyone could want. Mid-Continent College (1-11) gave Life a game, almost
forcing overtime in that one. The Running Eagles (6-6) survived 77-76. Less
than 30 seconds left and Life tied it at 74. MCC responded with a fast break on
the press for an easy two and a 76-74 advantage. LU returned the favor knocking
down a three and survived the final eight seconds as the Cougars got up a three
on the other end.
Georgetown returns to action Dec. 30 against Miami
Middletown. Tip is set for 2 pm.