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Georgetown College men's basketball team is playing with eight players right now due to injuries, but learned from a tough road loss to bounce back Saturday. Five players reached double-figures and the Tigers erased a double-digit deficit in Lebanon, Tenn. for an 88-85 win over Cumberland University.
Vic Moses led the way with 28 points. The senior grabbed 10 rebounds as well and took advantage late in the post against two Bulldog forwards in foul trouble.
Monty Wilson found his shooting stride with 20 points, Allan Thomas had 14 and Russ Middleton and Corey Washburn chipped in with 11 each.
As the Tigers (11-4, 2-4 Mid-South Conference) faced a 10-point deficit, Middleton sparked a run to put Georgetown back in front 73-71. The game see-sawed back and forth from that point until Washburn scored for an 86-85 edge. The freshman then grabbed a defensive rebound and was fouled. He hit one-of-two for the 87-85 edge. Wilson put in the final point fouled after another CU miss.
"It's good to get the win," said GC coach Chris Briggs. "We showed heart and fight. Everyone contributed, which is what is going to have to happen when you have a short bench."
The Bulldogs (6-7, 2-4) were led by Lester Gude and Creshaun Holt with 20 points each. Jerret Towns and Brian Blackmon each had 18.
GC returns to action 8 pm Thursday hosting University of Rio Grande.