By CAMERON NIXON
The Tigers won both their first game on Tuesday and their second on Saturday night, but the manner in which the two wins happened were very different. On Tuesday Oct. 30th the Tigers easily beat Miami University-Hamilton’s Harriers 102-32 in an electrifying, crowd pleasing game. Against Miami University-Middletown’s Thunderhawks they played a much tougher opponent and won a much closer game, 81-69.
The first game against the Harriers started off somewhat close, but Georgetown closed the gap quickly. Accented by rim-shaking dunks by Vic Moses and Mychal Parker, the Tigers’ offense found its rhythm after ten minutes or so. The first half ended with a vicious dunk by Deondre Mcwhorter, an exclamation point on an excellent first half. The second half was worse for the Harriers, as they only managed ten points amid Georgetown’s fierce full court press. Six tigers scored in double figures, while none played for more than thirty minutes.
When Miami Middletown’s Thunderhawks visited, they matched up much better with the Tigers and put up a much bigger fight. Their players were taller and faster, and they shot better than Miami Hamilton’s. That forced Georgetown to play a much more careful game offensively, breaking up a number of alley oop attempts. The Thunderhawks were able to close the gap to only five points a couple of times within the second half, but the Tigers were able to pull away safely at the end. The Tigers were anchored by Vic Moses’s 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Garel Craig’s 18 points and five assists.
The two games were polar opposites in how they played out and gave us a decent idea of what we can expect against different levels of opponents this year. The next home game is Saturday, Nov. 10 against Indiana University Southeast.