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Georgetown inside game too much for Bulldogs
Feb 04, 2013 3:30 pm
GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Creshaun Holt’s double-double and 31 combined points from Charles Stewart and Jerret Towns was not enough to overtake Georgetown College, as the Bulldogs fell 81-68 Thursday night at the Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.
Cumberland (8-13, 4-9 Mid-South) had trouble containing Georgetown’s big men, Vic Moses and Deondre McWhorter, who shot a combined 18-of-23 from the floor on the night. Holt did most of his damage inside as well, tallying 20 points and 11 rebounds, with six caroms coming on the offensive end. Stewart’s 16 points were accompanied by five assists, and Towns’ 15-point effort was his first game in double digits in seven attempts.
A field goal by Holt with seven-and-a-half minutes to play in the contest pulled CU to within single digits, trailing 64-55. Georgetown’s D.J. Townsend then found himself free on the wing, nailing a shot from behind the arc, to push the Tigers’ lead to 12, and the Bulldogs were unable to lessen the lead the remainder of the game.
Despite the Tigers’ obvious size advantage in the lane, the Bulldogs played tough offensively. Towns went to work at the 14:40 mark in the first half, scoring two layups and hitting a 3-pointer to pull the Bulldogs within 16-15. Georgetown’s lead grew to 29-19 on a McWhorter bucket with just under six minutes to go in the half. The two teams went back-and-forth during the remaining minutes, and Stewart drained two free throws with 21 seconds remaining to pull CU within 36-30 at the break.
Moses was nearly unstoppable in the second half, scoring the first bucket of the period on an offensive put back and bullying his way inside to score a dozen of GC’s first 19 points. With 11 minutes to go in the game, Lester Gude contributed two baskets and two free throws after a scoreless first half, cutting Georgetown’s lead to eight.
Cumberland was cold from deep, going 2-of-16 from beyond the arc. Each team collected 19 offensive boards, and CU turned the ball over 10 times compared to GC’s 20.
Moses led Georgetown (15-6, 8-5) with 27 points, 15 rebounds and four assists.
The Bulldogs will continue play on today, traveling to St. Catharine for a 3 p.m. CT tip-off.