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First-year Georgetown College men's basketball coach Chris Briggs had a nice Christmas gift to unwrap before the start of the second half of action. Jordan Demercy, a 6-foot-7, senior guard/forward combo player from Florida State University, made his debut in the Orange & Black Friday.
He recorded his first double-double, 16 points and 10 rebounds, as the Tigers (12-1) handed a feisty Miami-Middletown a 91-76 loss.
The team shook off the rust from the nearly three weeks of no games - last was an overtime defeat at the hands of Southern Polytechnic State on Dec. 10.
"It was good to get back on the court and play," Briggs said. "I knew the Thunderhawks were going to be a tough opponent, and when they got hot from three-point range in the second half they made it very interesting."
The No. 6 Tigers were led by Allan Thomas' 17points off the bench, including a 360-layup on a breakaway to put GC back up by 10 late in the game. Only moments before Miami-Middletown's Shawn Robinson hit a three to pull the game to two possessions, 77-71.
The guard was critical in MM's comeback after trailing 52-35 at the half. He scored 22 of his game-high 28 points in the final 20 minutes, including hitting three of his four three-pointers.
Georgetown plays again 2 pm Saturday, hoping to end the 2011 schedule on a big note against Miami-Hamilton.