Men's Basketball - Sat, Feb. 11, 2012
Georgetown College men's basketball's road woes continued
Saturday as it could not overcome the Shawnee State Bears in Portsmouth. The
No. 8 Tigers (19-6, 9-4) have dropped four straight on the road inside the
conference, with its last road victory over a Mid-South Conference opponent
coming on Jan. 12.
The Bears (10-15, 4-9) used a methodical approach,
milking the shot clock almost every possession and hanging on for a 63-59 win.
With less than a minute remaining, Georgetown trailed
58-49, but a 5-0 burst fueled by a pair of SSU turnovers gave new life to the
game. The Bears missed the front end of free throw opportunities, keeping the
door open. Tyler Morgan went 1-of-2 with 29 seconds left, and momentum seemed
in GC's favor when Johonne Hamilton hit a three for a 59-57 game. However, Shawnee
started to make its free throws when it really mattered. Georgetown was unable
to get a shot to fall, and the rally came up short.
Not only did the Bears control the game by managing the
clock, but also kept the Tigers leading scorer Maurice Pearson quiet. The
senior center had just two points on the night. Jordan DeMercy led the charge
with 17 points, while Aaron Morris had 14 and Hamilton finished with 13. The
free throw line proved to be a sticking point again for Georgetown. The team
went 9-of-20 from the line and missed several opportunities in the final
The Tigers are 4-5 outside of the friendly confines of
Davis-Reid Alumni Gym. The loss continues to keep the battle for first place
interesting. Lindsey Wilson lost Thursday, but won Saturday to be a half game
back in second. The Blue Raiders come to Georgetown Saturday.
GC gets a week at home in conference play with University
of the Cumberlands coming in Thursday. Tip is set for 8 pm and then the
showdown with Lindsey. Tip is set for 4 pm on Senior Day.