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It was a battle for half of a half as NCAA Division II Salem International University rumbled with No. 1 Georgetown College. The Tigers trailed 26-14 with 10:31 left to the break after Abel Tillman hit a field goal. But GC slowly erased that deficit and went on to break the century mark again in a 108-82 win over the Fighting Tigers.
Noah Cottrill hit a three as the Tigers (2-0) started a 94-56 run over the final 30 minutes. They trailed by one at the break and Dominique Hagans field goal with just less than 18 minutes left put Georgetown on top for good.
Monty Wilson finished with a game-high 26 points, while Hagans added 25. Cottrill continued his three-point barrage with five-of-seven from deep and 19 points. Montavious Marc was the force on the boards with a game-high 14. Joe Caldwell also grabbed 11.
The Fighting Tigers had 24 from Alex Webb and 15 from Jamal Robinson, but once GC got hot had no real answer for the defending national champions.
Jaylen Daniel, saddled with foul trouble most of the night, finished with nine points. Marc also tallied nine. Caldwell had eight. Deondre McWhorter and Russ Middleton finished with five each and Trenity Burdine had two.
Georgetown is averaging 118.5 points per game through two contests and allowing just 81.5. The team returns to action 7 pm Tuesday hosting Indiana University Southeast. The Grenadiers just defeated Mid-South Conference foe University of the Cumberlands, 93-74.