Georgetown News
Darion Burns goes up for two of his 20 points. Photo by Richard Davis
Darion Burns goes up for two of his 20 points. Photo by Richard Davis
Men's Basketball - Fri, Mar. 3, 2017

Darion Burns has been a solid point guard for the Georgetown College men's basketball team for the past three seasons. He is currently top five in the nation in assist to turnover ratio and rarely makes mistakes. He can also take a game over if needed as he proved Friday in the Mid-South Conference Tournament quarterfinals against Campbellsville University. He helped GC get going offensively, erasing a double-digit deficit in a 75-70 win. The Tigers advance to Saturday's 8 pm semifinal game where they will face No. 8 University of Pikeville (26-6).

GC struggled to find an offensive rhythm early, while CU (15-15) was not missing. Burns took a pass from Troy Steward and hit a three as time expired in the first half. This ignited a 23-4 run that put GC in the driver's seat.

"I'm very proud of the guys," said GC coach Chris Briggs. "They came together and had a great second half after a rough start. It was great to see them play with heart and determination down the stretch.

"I'm also very appreciative of the wonderful fan support we had tonight. Our crows was phenomenal and really gave us a boost."

Burns finished a game-high 20 points, which also matches his career-high he scored his freshman year against St. Catharine College.

Troy Steward and Quan Poindexter each chipped in with 13, while Chris Coffey had eight points and an astounding 17 rebounds. Eljay Cowherd helped to provide a quick boost of energy out of the locker room. He hit back-to-back threes, fueling Georgetown's run, and he finished with nine points.

 
 
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