By CAMERON NIXON
The Georgetown men’s basketball team went five and one over winter break, including big wins over KCU, Shawnee State University, and a loss to No. 1 University of the Cumberlands.
The break started with a blowout against Kentucky Christian University, as the tigers handed KCU a 47 point loss,winning 103-56.Point guard Garel Craig was one point away from a triple-double with nine points, 10 assists, and 12 rebounds. On Jan. 4, the Tigers played University of the Cumberlands’ Patriots without Craig, Mychal Parker or Deondre Mcwhorter. The game was competitive through twenty minutes, but the shorthanded tigers eventually fell 99-74. They returned to usual form two days later at the University of the Cumberlands. The Tigers were able to put away their opponent 88-85. Monty Wilson, Corey Washburn, Russ Middleton, Allan Thomas and Vic Moses all scored in double digits to help chip in on a good bounce back victory.
Georgetown saw the return of Garel Craig and Deondre Mcwhorter in their games against the University of Rio Grande and Shawnee State University, both wins for the Tigers. The Tigers didn’t have much trouble against University of Rio Grande after the first half, winning 78-61. Deondre Mcwhorter scored 13 points in his comeback game. Shawnee State presented a bigger challenge, as the game extended to overtime. The Tigers were able to pull away in the period and win 81-69.
The biggest win for the Tigers came Jan. 19 (after the break) against University of Pikeville, ranked second in the NAIA. A close game throughout, the tigers were lead by Monty Wilson who scored to keep the Tigers in the game and hit the big shot that sealed the victory, ending the game with 22 points. Georgetown plays at Shawnee State University on Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. in a conference rematch.