By CAMERON NIXON
Georgetown’s Men’s Basketball team had its first game of the year on Oct. 25, a scrimmage against Kentucky Wesleyan. It was a close game, but the Tigers lost 89-87 after the ball was stolen on the last possession by Lucas Clark. Kentucky Wesleyan’s Panthers play in NCAA Division II and are part of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The Tigers are ranked third in the NAIA preseason coaches’ poll behind Concordia (CA) and Oklahoma Baptist. Conference opponents Pikeville University, Lindsey Wilson College and University of the Cumberlands are also in the top 25.
This game saw the debut of six new Tigers, guard D.J. Townsend, Forward/Center Corey Washburn, Guard Monty Wilson, Forward Deondre McWhorter, Forward/Center Montavious Marc, and guard Charlie Rogers. Deondre Mcwhorter and Monty Wilson made significant offensive contributions with 15 points apiece, both in 19 minutes. True freshman D.J. Townsend started at point guard for the Tigers and scored seven points in 23 minutes of game time. Mychal Parker, a transfer from Maryland University, transfer Joe Caldwell, and true freshman Bopper Stenzel round out the list of new players.
Fan favorite Vic Moses also made his return to the court after redshirting during the 2011-2012 season. He scored 15 points and had seven rebounds in 28 minutes of action. Garel Craig and Alan Thomas were the only other returning players to play and had 15 and 12 points respectively. Russ Middleton did not play but is another returning player.
The game was the first and last exhibition game for the Tigers, as they start the season on Tuesday, Nov. 30 against Miami University-Hamilton at 7:30 pm.