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Men’s basketball pick up two wins

Staff Writer

basketballOver the weekend, the tigers played two games and got two big wins in different ways. First against No. 7 Pikeville, Georgetown showed that they’re still a force to be reckoned with, winning 83-76. Two days later, the Tigers exploded for a 40-point victory against University of Virginia at Wise.

Georgetown had beat Pikeville by three on Jan. 19 and they wanted revenge. The Pikeville game was an intense back and forth battle up until the last two possessions. After two missed shots by GC and Pikeville, Garel made a two- pointer with 23 seconds to go followed by a quick field goal by Jamar Briscoe of Pikeville. DJ Townsend was fouled with 12 seconds left and hit both free throws putting GC up by five. Desperate for a shot, Chris Johnson of Pikeville shot a bad three which was rebounded by Monty Wilson and passed down court for a dunk to Allan Thomas to end the game. Monty Wilson led the Tigers with 20 points, while Garel Craig had 19 and Deondre McWhorter had 15.

The Tigers had a much easier win against University of Virginia at Wise. Georgetown led the entire game from the first shot. The tigers were up by 19 with a little more than three minutes left, and never dipped below that lead.  Five Tigers— Deondre McWhorter, Vic Moses, Garel Craig, Allan Thomas and Monty Wilson— scored in double figures. Deondre McWhorter had 10 rebounds to go with it, while Monty Wilson had eight, and Vic Moses and Allan Thomas both had seven.

With the win over UVA Wise, Georgetown has won five games in a row since losing to Shawnee State on January 24. They play at Life University on Feb. 12 and back home against Bluefield College on the Feb. 16 of Feb. at 8 p.m.