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National Champions start season

headerTigerBy Eric Balmer
Sports Editor

The time has finally come when the No. 1 ranked, reigning NAIA National Champion Georgetown College basketball team takes the court in their first action of the season. When the Tigers won the championship game, there was much buzz around campus and rightfully so. This year, they hope to start the winning journey all over again. GC has played two games already, and is at a perfect 2-0 record.

Georgetown first faced Miami University-Hamilton on October 2. Led by pre-season All-American Monty Wilson, the Tigers came away with a 129-81 victory. Wilson finished the game with 23 points. Jaylen Daniel and Trenity Burdine, who both saw their first action as Tigers, were able to reach double-digits in scoring, too. Montavious Marc was productive on the boards, recording 10 rebounds.

Their next game was against NCAA Division II opponent Salem International University. This game was a bit more of a struggle for our Tigers, and at one point they were down 26-14 in the first half. During the second half, Georgetown went on a 94-56 run over SIU to ensure a 108-82 win.

Wilson was dominant once again, as he put up 26 points, which was the game high. Cotrill came close to that; he scored 19. He was impressive from beyond the arch and went five of seven from three point land. Marc was a monster on the boards once again, recording 14.

Daniel was plagued with foul trouble which resulted in him only scoring nine for the night. Marc, who was a beast on the boards, also finished with nine points.

The Tigers have been quite effective offensively. GC has averaged 118.5 points through their first two games. What’s probably more impressive is how they’ve only allowed 81.5 points to their opponents.

Georgetown’s season is looking as promising as anyone could have expected. There’s not much more they can do, other than continue to work hard and focus on one game at a time. They will not have to worry about traveling anytime soon as they have six more home games before they have to travel to Georgia to face Life University on December 2.

Georgetown’s basketball team looks to continue their success against Miami University Middleton on November 9 at 6 p.m. at home.