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Georgetown College men's basketball was looking to finish the first trek through Mid-South Conference play unscathed, but Cumberland University made nothing easy Saturday. The No. 2 Tigers (19-1, 7-0 MSC) weathered an 8-0 run that put the Phoenix up early in the second half to come away with the win.
Darion Burns led the way with 13 points in a 64-60 win in Davis-Reid Alumni Gym to stay undefeated in league play.
"Proud of our guys for being able to pull through and get the win," said GC coach Chris Briggs. "It certainly wasn't pretty.
"We missed a lot of shots that we know we will make, and we must improve at the foul line."
Trent Gilbert had no trouble finding his shot Thursday against rival Lindsey Wilson College. The Blue Raiders came in with upset on their mind, having great success in the past several season at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym. The junior hit five threes in the first six minutes and 30 seconds to outpace the visitors 15-6. The battle raged on for the full 40 minutes, but the game never got closer than two possessions. The No. 2 Tigers stayed undefeated in Mid-South Conference play with a 72-63 win.
GC improves to 18-1, 6-0, while LWC falls to 14-7, 2-4.
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.
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