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Georgetown College men's basketball twice had 11-point leads against rival Campbellsville University Saturday. However, CU clawed all the way back to force overtime and then had too much fire-power, taking a Mid-South Conference road win 74-68.
The No. 13 Tigers (18-6, 9-4 MSC) slip a half-game back of University of Rio Grande for second place with five games remaining. Georgetown hits the road for a two-game road-trip against Bluefield College (12-8, 5-7) and No. 2 University of Pikeville (21-2, 11-1).
Monty Wilson scored a game-high 21 points, but Trenity Burdine shined for GC with 18 points and 13 rebounds Saturday. Dominique Hagans chipped in with 11 and DJ Townsend provided a spark, finishing with 10 points.
CU's Darius Clement got hot at the right time, scoring 18 of his team-high 20 points in the second half and overtime periods. He hit a three in the waning moments of the overtime that gave Campbellsville the decisive edge. After Burdine had collected an offensive rebound and dunked it with authority to keep GC's hopes alive, Clement came down and as the shot clock was about to sound hit a step back three for a five-point lead. With less than 30 seconds to play, Georgetown got it to three on the next possession but got no closer.
GC heads to Bluefield first for an 8 pm tip against the Rams.