Men's Basketball

Georgetown Tigers overwhelm Spalding 102-62

Vic Moses
Vic Moses

GEORGETOWN — Things are going well for the Georgetown College men's basketball team.

Witness Wednesday's 102-62 rout of Spalding, in which seven players scored in double digits for the nation's No. 2 team in the NAIA.

The plan is for things to go even better, though.

"Right now, we're just touching what we can be," Coach Happy Osborne said. "Hopefully, we'll improve. We have to before Pikeville."

Mid-South Conference foe Pikeville visits Georgetown next Thursday (Dec. 16) at 8 p.m. The Tigers (12-0) had plenty in the tank for Spalding.

Vic Moses, a 6-foot-6 junior out of Henry Clay, came off the bench to lead the scoring with 15.

Tyrone Shelley scored 14, Rodney Haddix had 12, Vincent Crutcher and Maurice Pearson added 11 each, and Matt Walls and Dillon Boggs netted 10 apiece.

Aaron Morris just missed double digits with nine. He also shared the team lead in rebounds, eight, with Shelley and Walls.

Walls added five assists. Shelley, a 6-foot-6 transfer from San Diego State, had four assists and four steals.

Spalding (2-3) got 15 points from DeWhon McAfee. Jamal Bank made three three-pointers en route to a 13-point night. Jametrius Brasher had 10 points and led the Golden Eagles with nine rebounds.

Georgetown never trailed, although there were ties at 5 and 10.

The Tigers led 52-37 at intermission, then they held the Eagles scoreless for more than four minutes early in the second half to blow out to a 66-39 lead.

Pushing the ball on offense and pressuring on defense, Georgetown whipped the Eagles in every phase.

The Tigers shot 38-for-66 (57.6 percent), including 5-for-13 (38.5 percent) from three-point range, and made 21 of 30 free throws (70 percent), while grabbing 51 rebounds.

Spalding finished 25-for-71 (35.2 percent), 3-for-20 (15 percent) and 9-for-18 (50 percent), with 38 rebounds.