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Georgetown College men's basketball's woes on the road against Life University continued Monday night. The No. 1 Tigers (9-1) struggled to contain the Running Eagles (7-5) and lost for the first time this season, 119-109.
Life had seven of its nine players in double figures, led by Latraius Mosley's game-high 33. GC led twice in the first half and tied it up once in the second, but could never grab a strong hold against a team it see-sawed with back on Nov. 17 in the championship game of the Central Bank Jim Reid Classic. Only four Tigers tallied double-digits of the eight players to score.
Noah Cottrill gave Georgetown its first lead early in the game with a three-pointer off a pass from Dominique Hagans. Mosley erased the lead for LU with a jumper after a Trenity Burdine turnover. Georgetown got down by as many as eight late in the first half, but a 19-10 run gave the team its second and final lead. Just shy of five minutes, the Tigers were fueled by baskets from Deondre McWhorter and Cottrill and Hagans engineered the offense. In that span, Hagans had four of his game-high seven assists. He also grabbed three of his game-high 11 rebounds and added three of his team-high 29 points.
The back-breaking run came after McWhorter scored two of his 21 points with a jumper to tie the game at 59 with 16 minutes left. Life went on a 24-14 run over the next six minutes and the game remained a double-digit advantage until the final one hundred seconds.
Hagans grabbed a rebound with 1:40 on the clock then found Burdine for a three that cut the deficit to nine, 111-102. Cottrill's three a few players later brought it to six, but the mountain was too much to climb. The Running Eagles scored eight of the final 12 points to hand Georgetown its first loss of the season.
Cottrill finished with 22 points and Monty Wilson had 12. Jaylan Daniel and Burdine followed up career-highs Saturday with seven points each. DJ Townsend added seven and Corey Washburn had four.
The Tigers return to action 1 pm Dec. 14 at Martin Methodist.