By CAMERON NIXON
The men’s basketball team ended their streak of five straight wins away at Life University on Wednesday, Feb. 13. This was the Tigers’ first loss since they lost at Shawnee State University 85-97 in an overtime thriller. The loss coincided with the tigers ranking increasing from 22nd to 13th in the NAIA after their dominating defeat of then No. 2 Pikeville. Life University was looking for revenge after losing by 31 points on Nov. 24, 2012 during the Finale of the Central Bank Jim Reid Classic.
Life University controlled the tempo for the majority of the game. GC led for only one of the forty minutes, and was only able to tie the game twice. Bobby Smith and Latraius Mosley led Life University with 25 and 27 points respectively, while Greg Thomas pitched in with 16 points. Five Georgetown players scored in double figures compared to Life’s three, but the Tigers also had 19 turnovers in comparison to Life’s 10.
The Tigers were without Montavious Marc and Mychal Parker for the game so Vic Moses, Deondre McWhorter and Corey Washburn had to play quite a bit. Vic Moses scored 24 points and had 14 rebounds while McWhorter had 13 points. Monty Wilson continued his scoring ways with 16 points and six assists, while Garel Craig had 11 points and four assists and Allan Thomas had 15 points. Russ Middleton returned to action for the Tigers and scored five. Vic Moses’ 25 points put him almost at 2000 for his career at GC.