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It was an up and down day for the Georgetown College men's basketball team.
The Tigers (19-6) made a huge leap in the national poll Tuesday afternoon. They climbed nine spots from No. 22 to No. 13 as released by the NAIA office. However, GC suffered its first set back since Jan. 24.
Life University (15-11) controlled the game almost from the opening tip. The Running Eagles trailed just more than a minute of the 40-minute game and the teams were tied only twice. LU avenged the loss in Georgetown in the Central Bank Jim Reid Classic with a 99-93 victory in Atlanta.
"It's a tough place to play, and they are a tough team to play," said GC coach Chris Briggs. "We had too many turnovers. You have to take care of the ball, especially on the road."
The Tigers had 19 miscues to just 10 by Life.
Vic Moses returned with a solid game after battling illness over the past several weeks. The senior scored a team-high 24 points and pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds.
Monty Wilson chipped in with 16 points, Allan Thomas 15, Deondre McWhorter 13 and Garel Craig 11. Latraius Mosley led all-scorers with 27 points, while teammate Bobby Smith added 25. Greg Thomas chipped in with 16 to round out the double-digit scorers for Life.
The Tigers return to Mid-South Conference play 4 pm Saturday hosting Bluefield College. These two teams have not seen each other since early November when league play started. Moses and Montavious Marc did not play in the 96-89 loss to the Rams.
Georgetown, since returning from Christmas break, has lost just three games – all on the road – and just twice in the past 13 games.