GC 97, CU 93

Momentum shifts can be everything in a rival game. It was just that Saturday when No. 1 Georgetown College men’s basketball took on No. 15 Campbellsville University in Powell Athletic Complex. GC (16-0, 1-0) needed a baker’s dozen swing to pull off the comeback win, 97-93.

It was CU (15-2, 0-1) with the first shift, rallying from nine down early in the second half to take a nine-point edge. The home Tigers led 89-80 with just under six to play as Jalen Coates scored a second straight layup.

Troy Steward started the final charge for the visiting Tigers, a 17-4 run. The junior scored a floater in the lane, but it was Jahyde Gardiner’s three and a stick back that were huge for Georgetown.

He had a rebound and stick back for a five point deficit. Then set his feet in the corner for a three to be down 91-90 with 2:32 left.

Shadell Millinghaus, scoring a game-high 29, snagged a rebound and found Quan Poindexter to put the visitors up for good on the following possession. Poindexter made it a two-point game the next trip, going one-for-two at the line. Millinghaus’ stick back off a miss made it four points. CU scored its final points on free throws, then fouled Millinghaus, who sealed the game at the line. The senior tallied his ninth double-double, grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds.

Steward finished with 25 points and Gardiner had 18, including a rare four-point play.

Adam Stanford led CU with 25 points, while Tim Coleman (14), Hagen Tyler (13), Andrew Smith (13) and Coates (10) also finished in double figures.

CU made its run by cashing in on numerous second chance opportunities – 20 points off 15 offensive rebounds. GC won the battle of the benches, getting 51 of its total from the reserves.

Georgetown is back in action 8 pm Thursday at Life University.

CU 81, GC 54

Turnovers, rebounding and a hot handed Campbellsville University women’s basketball team spelled long day for Georgetown College. The visiting Tigers hung tough against No. 3 in the country inside Powell Athletic Complex for the first 10 minutes, but CU (15-2, 1-0) dialed in during the second quarter to cruise 81-54.

Georgetown had 11 first half turnovers, were out rebound (23-13 – nine of the 23 were offensive) and three of the team’s guards had at least two fouls. CU hit 50 percent from the field (10-of-20) in the second quarter as the home Tigers opened up a commanding lead.

GC (6-10, 0-1) trailed 16-12 but were without services of starting point guard Markizjah Mimms and sharp shooting Kennedy Flynn for most of the first half. Flynn scored Georgetown’s first six points, but turnovers plagued the junior guard. Mimms showed no fear against one of the top teams in the nation, but two quick fouls left her on the bench.

Shelby Beam, Hailey Ison and Abbey Van Zant did a great job, but it that is when the home team got very comfortable shooting. Jordan Doram, a Harrison County High School product, came out with something to prove in the low block and scored four quick points in the second quarter. It ignited a 10 minutes Campbellsville rolled 27-11. Beam hit a three from the corner to be down 13, but that was the final GC bucket of the half.

Ison finished with a team-high 12 points, while Williams had a team-high seven rebounds. CU had four double-digit scores with Madison Clements (19), Doram (17), Madison Kaiser (16) and Madison Faulkner (12).

Georgetown finished the game strong with an impressive fourth quarter – finding the range on threes and not giving up on the loose balls. It will be a building foundation as Saturday’s game starts a 14-game Mid-South Conference slate. GC stays on the road for a 6 pm Thursday game with Life University before coming back to Davis-Reid Alumni Gym Jan. 13 to host University of the Cumberlands.

GC 97, CU 93

Momentum shifts can be everything in a rival game. It was just that Saturday when No. 1 Georgetown College men’s basketball took on No. 15 Campbellsville University in Powell Athletic Complex. GC (16-0, 1-0) needed a baker’s dozen swing to pull off the comeback win, 97-93.

It was CU (15-2, 0-1) with the first shift, rallying from nine down early in the second half to take a nine-point edge. The home Tigers led 89-80 with just under six to play as Jalen Coates scored a second straight layup.

Troy Steward started the final charge for the visiting Tigers, a 17-4 run. The junior scored a floater in the lane, but it was Jahyde Gardiner’s three and a stick back that were huge for Georgetown.

He had a rebound and stick back for a five point deficit. Then set his feet in the corner for a three to be down 91-90 with 2:32 left.

Shadell Millinghaus, scoring a game-high 29, snagged a rebound and found Quan Poindexter to put the visitors up for good on the following possession. Poindexter made it a two-point game the next trip, going one-for-two at the line. Millinghaus’ stick back off a miss made it four points. CU scored its final points on free throws, then fouled Millinghaus, who sealed the game at the line. The senior tallied his ninth double-double, grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds.

Steward finished with 25 points and Gardiner had 18, including a rare four-point play.

Adam Stanford led CU with 25 points, while Tim Coleman (14), Hagen Tyler (13), Andrew Smith (13) and Coates (10) also finished in double figures.

CU made its run by cashing in on numerous second chance opportunities – 20 points off 15 offensive rebounds. GC won the battle of the benches, getting 51 of its total from the reserves.

Georgetown is back in action 8 pm Thursday at Life University.

CU 81, GC 54

Turnovers, rebounding and a hot handed Campbellsville University women’s basketball team spelled long day for Georgetown College. The visiting Tigers hung tough against No. 3 in the country inside Powell Athletic Complex for the first 10 minutes, but CU (15-2, 1-0) dialed in during the second quarter to cruise 81-54.

Georgetown had 11 first half turnovers, were out rebound (23-13 – nine of the 23 were offensive) and three of the team’s guards had at least two fouls. CU hit 50 percent from the field (10-of-20) in the second quarter as the home Tigers opened up a commanding lead.

GC (6-10, 0-1) trailed 16-12 but were without services of starting point guard Markizjah Mimms and sharp shooting Kennedy Flynn for most of the first half. Flynn scored Georgetown’s first six points, but turnovers plagued the junior guard. Mimms showed no fear against one of the top teams in the nation, but two quick fouls left her on the bench.

Shelby Beam, Hailey Ison and Abbey Van Zant did a great job, but it that is when the home team got very comfortable shooting. Jordan Doram, a Harrison County High School product, came out with something to prove in the low block and scored four quick points in the second quarter. It ignited a 10 minutes Campbellsville rolled 27-11. Beam hit a three from the corner to be down 13, but that was the final GC bucket of the half.

Ison finished with a team-high 12 points, while Williams had a team-high seven rebounds. CU had four double-digit scores with Madison Clements (19), Doram (17), Madison Kaiser (16) and Madison Faulkner (12).

Georgetown finished the game strong with an impressive fourth quarter – finding the range on threes and not giving up on the loose balls. It will be a building foundation as Saturday’s game starts a 14-game Mid-South Conference slate. GC stays on the road for a 6 pm Thursday game with Life University before coming back to Davis-Reid Alumni Gym Jan. 13 to host University of the Cumberlands.

by Jenny Elder

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