Men: Georegetown 69, Lindsey Wilson 41

Hungry Tigers sweep Lindsey Wilson

mmaloney@herald-leader.comFebruary 2, 2010 

GEORGETOWN — Almost always when Lindsey Wilson visits the Georgetown basketball men, the results have not been good.

Monday, in newly renamed Davis-Reid Alumni Gym, was kind of a D.R.A.G. once again for the visitors.

No. 18 Georgetown schooled the Blue Raiders 69-41 in a game that was postponed Saturday because of snow. Georgetown is 20-1 at home versus Lindsey. The Raiders' lone win came in the 2004 Mid-South Conference Tournament finals.

Hollis Giles led the Tigers (15-4, 4-2 MSC) with 18 points and six rebounds. Vic Moses added 10 points as the Tigers, who led wire-to-wire, pulled into a tie with Campbellsville for second place in the conference.

"The most important thing was that our defense was really good," Georgetown Coach Happy Osborne said. "I felt like we were in passing lanes, we forced (27) turnovers, we were more physical for a change."

Georgetown controlled the boards 31-22 and outshot the Blue Raiders 30-for-55 (54.5 percent) to 13-for-35 (37.1 percent). Osborne also pointed to 54 deflections.

"We've got to get our hands on balls," he said. "If you want to beat Georgetown, shoot 45 percent. That's when we lose."

Joshua Cherry had a team-high seven points for Lindsey. Andrija Tinto added six points and six rebounds.

Three others scored six points each, including Eric McPherson, who came in with a team-best 15-point average.

Giles got things going with a mid-range jumper from the left side.

The first of Eddie Gray's four assists resulted in a Moses layup, Giles drained a three and the Tigers were on their way.

Another Giles bucket pushed the lead to double digits, 14-4, and the margin was doubled by halftime, 37-17.

"I was just trying to to simple stuff, do the little stuff because I'm not feeling too good," said Giles, a 6-foot-3 senior who played through a persistent cough and moderate fever. "I had to push through as hard as I could for as long as I could; just keep myself hydrated."

The lead never got below 20 points in the second half. Georgetown's biggest lead, 65-33, came when Johonne Hamilton dunked with 51/2 minutes left.

The Tigers' defensive effort included 14 steals, led by Casiem Drummond and Matt Walls with three apiece.

Osborne said his team came out hungry after last week's 92-87 overtime loss to St. Catherine.

Giles agreed.

"I told myself we can't have any more slippage, and we slipped against St. Catherine," Giles said. "St. Catherine's a good team, but we know we should have won that game. But we just have to keep building on it and getting better."

Women: Georgetown 75 Lindsey Wilson 57

Mikkah Rogers scored 17 points and Gina Beining added 14 points and nine rebounds as the Tigers romped in the women's game.

Georgetown (13-8, 4-2 MSC) outrebounded the Blue Raiders 39-17.

Lindsey Waters and Viktoria Krell each totaled 12 points for Lindsey Wilson (12-8, 2-4). Bethany Spillman added 11. Krell, Spillman and Diondra Anthony each grabbed four rebounds, and Waters had four steals.

Georgetown led 42-34 at halftime and never lost the advantage.

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