Men's Basketball - Fri, Dec. 30, 2011
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
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.
GC had three other players in double-figures - Maurice Pearson
(16), Johonne Hamilton (16) and Garel Craig (10).
Georgetown plays again 2 pm Saturday, hoping to end the
2011 schedule on a big note against Miami-Hamilton.