Men's Basketball - Fri, Dec. 30, 2016
It has been almost two weeks since Georgetown College men's basketball last tipped it up and some of the rust showed Friday against Ohio University – Chillicothe. The Hilltoppers made it interesting early, but the No. 2 Tigers came to life for a 122-63 win at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym. The visitors led three times and the game was tied three times in the first nine minutes.
Troy Steward had 15 of his game- and new career-high 40 points during a stretch were the home team took a one-point deficit and turned it into a 37-point halftime lead. He hit his second of eight three-pointers, one shy of GC's in-game record, to put the host team up for good, 23-22. It was all Tigers from there. His 40 points is 11 shy of the in-game individual record.
Georgetown was cold early; however, when buckets started to fall the pressure turned up and the faster, more athletic GC team pounced on the opportunities.
The Tigers forced 25 turnovers with 21 steals, picking their way to easy baskets all day, including the final two off a steal and dunk by Edson Avila.
Joining Steward in double figures was Chris Coffey, 15, Avila, 13, Eljay Cowherd, 12, Detwon Rogers, 10, and Raymond Baldwin, 10. Coffey also had 12 rebounds for a double-double.
Darion Burns was the straw stirring the drink all day with nine assists – six shy of the in-game record.
The Tigers return to action 2 pm Wednesday hosting Washington Adventist University.