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Tigers bounce back after cool start in Ohio

By CAMERON NIXON
Staff Writer

Georgetown College’s men’s basketball team got a good win on Jan. 26, 2013 after falling to Shawnee State University five days earlier. Traveling to University of Rio Grande in Ohio to play the Redstorm, the Tigers came out on top in a game with seven lead changes and four ties.

The Tigers started off cold, hitting just two of its first 21 shots and falling in an early hole. They managed to pull themselves out of it with less than five minutes left in the first half and grab a 22-21 lead over the Redstorm. The Tigers went to halftime with a 32-31 lead over the Redstorm. After the break, the Tigers stomped to a 13-point lead with under 16 minutes left. The Redstorm were able to methodically pull back a couple of times and got within four points twice in the closing minutes.

Monty Wilson hit six out of six free throws in the last 31 seconds to put it away for the tigers after Rio Grande pulled within four points. He led the team with 25 points and hit eight out of his 14 shots. Georgetown was able to forget its icy start and hit 25 of their last 46 shots in a very balanced team effort. Vic Moses and Deondre McWhorter both recorded eight rebounds, and Garel Craig had five assists.

Cumberland University’s Patriots will visit Georgetown on Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. for a rematch of a game earlier this month that the Tigers won 88-85.