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Georgetown College needed a burst from senior point guard Eddie Gray to pull away from rival Campbellsville University Saturday at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.
The No. 7 GC Tigers (21-2, 10-1 Mid-South Conference) held a 12-point halftime edge, but the CU (12-9, 5-5) Tigers roared back to make it close for most of the second half. Then Gray turned it on from deep to drives in the lane and from the free throw line, helping GC pull away for the 68-61 win.
Gray set up a spin move with under five minutes remaining, pointing to the screen and then rolling the other way. CU's defense hedged for the screen and the lane was parted as Gray laid in two of his team-high 17 points.
Campbellsville's Ja Vaughn Espritt and Caleb Harris helped to make it interesting with 13 and 14 points respectively in the second half. Harris finished with a game-high 22 points, while Espritt had 21.
Georgetown returns to action Thursday against Pikeville and then stays on the road to play University of Virginia College at Wise Saturday. Tip for Thursday is at 8 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday.