Men's Basketball - Sat, Nov. 30, 2013
Five Tigers (9-0) tallied double digits against University of Cincinnati-Clermont in a tune up for Monday's showdown at Life University. Georgetown opened up a 40-point edge at the break and cruised 115-65 in Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.
Now the No. 1 team in the nation hits the road for the first time, facing one of the best. GC took a 110-103 win in the championship of the Central Bank Jim Reid Classic just weeks ago. Now before taking a break for finals, will head to Georgia for the return game.
The past several seasons Georgetown College men's basketball has come away with splits against the Running Eagles. Coach Chris Briggs' team looked ready to go Saturday.
"This was the best start we've had all season," said the third year coach. "We played hard and it started with our defense."
It was Jaylen Daniel and Trenity Burdine scoring career-highs to lead the Tigers to a ninth-straight win, two wins shy of tying the all-time best start under Briggs. Daniel finished with a game-high 26 points, while Burdine tossed in a double-double, 23 points and 10 rebounds – a game high.
Another Tiger tallied a career-high, Bopper Stenzel in his first action since high school. The highly-touted star from George Rogers Clark has battled through injuries, taking a redshirt this past season and missing the first eight games in 2013. He came off the bench for 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in just shy of 15 minutes of action.
"I'm happy to see Bopper get out on the floor," said Briggs. "He's been working so hard to get back and to come in, have fun and have an impact is great."
Deondre McWhorter was two rebounds shy of a double-double with 19 points and eight rebounds.
Nine Tigers scored – Dominique Hagans (8), DJ Townsend (7), Corey Washburn (6), and Russ Middleton (1).
The Cougars (3-4) were led by Kendall Beamon's 23 points, while former Holmes High School standout Willie Slusher added 19.