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Georgetown College men's basketball had an off night. The No. 2 Tigers (17-1, 5-0) trailed by as many as 16 in the first half Thursday against Campbellsville University (9-8, 1-4). GC was even down 14 in the second half and multiple times by a dozen unable to get any closer than seven points. However, Quan Poindexter kept them in it with career-highs in points, 41, and rebounds, 11, allowing time for Troy Steward to come to life. Steward hit three deep threes and a runner in the lane as Georgetown erased a nine-point deficit with six minutes left. Georgetown never trailed again in a 93-87 win in Campbellsville.
Steward was 2-of-13 minus a two minute and three second span late in the game. Following two free throw misses off a technical foul call, the sophomore came to life. He went 4-of-5, including 3-of-3 from three-point range. The run started with a three with six minutes to go and CU up 78-69. Next possession, Chris Coffey had a stick back dunk. Steward's next basket was a runner in the lane, and Georgetown was within two, the closest it had been since midway through the first half.
Georgetown College men's basketball had to scrap early and outlast a feisty Life University team Monday at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym. The two teams came in undefeated in Mid-South Conference play. The 84-74 win puts No. 2 Tigers (16-, 4-0) in the driver's seat for now. The Running Eagles fall to 8-9 and 5-1 in the conference.
Chris Coffey showed his range, stepping out for jumpers several times on his way to 21 points and 11 rebounds. He was 7-of-9 from the floor and 7-of-7 from the free throw line.
Georgetown College men's and women's basketball continue to find ways to spread joy and love to the community around them. The Tigers took Friday morning to go to Kentucky Children's Hospital at UK HealthCare and visit with numerous patients there.
The student-athletes brought smiles to all those they met, sharing toys and jerseys, singing songs and handing out signed posters.
"These are the moments our players really shine," said GC coach Chris Briggs. "When you have children of your own, you can't even fathom what these families are going through as their children battle diseases no one should have to fight, and they do it with smiles, strength and courage. It does the heart good to see your players want to take their time to spend making a difference and hopefully cheering up the families and children during this difficult time.
Coach Chris Briggs has had a lot of wins at Georgetown College, 150 to be exact. His team gave him the milestone win in big fashion Thursday. The No. 2 Tigers (15-1) had five players in double figures as they rolled to a 100-52 win over visiting Ohio State University – Lima.
GC started on a 10-0 run and the Barons got it back to single digits only a few times early in the first half. Chris Coffey hit a shot with 11:28 left for an 11-point Tiger edge and it never got closer. The sophomore also had several alley-oop highlight dunks to excite the quaint crowd on hand during a snowy afternoon game.
The three-point line altered the game of basketball in a grand way, showcased Wednesday afternoon when Georgetown College men's basketball battled Washington Adventist University. The No. 2 Tigers (14-1) were icy from behind the arc in the first 20 minutes – 5-of-14. However, three deep makes early in the second half helped them to quickly erase a nine-point deficit and eventually win 76-73.
Trent Gilbert had the hot hand and finished with seven of GC's 13 made three-pointers. The home team hit 8-of-11 in the second half, every one needed to avoid a Shock (13-3) upset.
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