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Georgetown College men's basketball took care of business Saturday afternoon to continue to climb in the Mid-South Conference. The Tigers (17-5, 9-5 MSC) responded to one of its toughest losses in the Chris Briggs era by clamping down on University of the Cumberlands in a 70-49 win.
The Patriots (17-7, 8-6) have struggled since the victory over GC in Williamsburg. They have lost six of their last nine games and fallen from No. 2 in the country to No. 22.
The Tigers on the other hand have been on an upswing, winning eight of their last nine. They did so Saturday without the services of senior leader Vic Moses. The Lexington native was not available for the rivalry game because of illness.
Monty Wilson led the charge with 18 points and Allan Thomas poured in 14. Deondre McWhorter filled the void of Vic with 13 points and a team-high seven rebounds. DJ Townsend also found his offensive fire with nine points, connection on two threes.
Steve Goins, who came off the bench for UC coach Donnie Butcher, led his team with 14 points. Benito Santiago, Jr. had 11 points in limited action because of foul trouble. The senior was just shy of 17 minutes of playing time before he fouled out.
Georgetown returns to action 8 pm Thursday against University of Pikeville. The Bears will be looking to avenge the loss they suffered to the Tigers at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center several weeks ago.