GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Shawnee State men’s basketball came up short on the road, falling to #2 Georgetown 81-73 on Saturday evening.
The Bears got down big in the first half as Georgetown hit seven of 16 three point shots to push out to an 18 point lead by the break. However, Shawnee State would use a 26-12 run to cut the lead to four at 61-57. Georgetown would then go on a 10-1 run to extend the lead back out to 11 points at 71-58. A Selby Hind-Wills (FR/Crawley, England) three would help Shawnee State cut the lead back to six points at 71-65, but the Bears would get no closer and Georgetown would close the game with free throws for the 81-73 win.
Jayllen Carter (JR/Portsmouth, Ohio) led a quartet of Bears in double digits with 17 points, and also contributed eight rebounds. Tamal Watkins (FR/Columbus, Ohio) added 16 points, Frederick Moore (JR/Cincinnati, Ohio) had 13 points and seven rebounds, and J Murrell had 10 points and eight rebounds.
Trent Gilbert led Georgetown with 15 points. Quan Poindexter and Troy Steward each added 14 points, and Chris Coffey had 11 points. Poindexter and Coffey each had 10 rebounds to get double-doubles.
With the loss, Shawnee State falls to 5-6, and are now 0-3 in the Mid-South Conference. Georgetown improves to 11-1, and move to 3-0 in the league.
Shawnee State is next in action on Saturday, December 10th when they return to Portsmouth to host Point Park University (Penn.). Tipoff is scheduled for noon.
Jonathon Loughridge is the Sports Information Director at Shawnee State University.