BC Drops High-Scoring Contest with (13) Georgetown
The Rams and Tigers combined for 204 points, but the Rams fell 104-100 against No. 13 Georgetown, Saturday.
February 16, 2013
Bluefield College’s men’s basketball team came up just short in an offensive battle, as No. 13 Georgetown picked up the 104-100 victory, Saturday afternoon. Both teams scorched the nets with shooting percentages well over 50%. The Rams shot 37-for-66 (56.1%) for the game, but Georgetown posted a blistering 38-for-60 (63.3%) from the floor.
The Rams drop to 8-17 on the year and 3-15 in Mid-South Conference games. Each of their last five conference losses have been by six points or less. Georgetown improves to 20-6 on the year and 12-5 in MSC action.
Five Rams scored double digits on the afternoon, led by 28 from Byron Carpenter. Carpenter was 7-for-11 from the field and went 14-for-18 from the free throw line. Kearsten Marion added 21 and Devin Page added 18 more. Josh Nesbit tallied 16, while Pierre Walters rounded out the Rams’ top scorers with 10. Nesbit led the Rams with eight rebounds.
Monty Wilson led Georgetown with a career-high 33, followed by 25 points from Vic Moses. Allan Thomas and Garel Craig contributed 19 and 15, respectively. Craig collected 12 assists for the victorious Tigers.
Georgetown came out hot, making each of its first nine field goal attempts. They quickly built a double-figure advantage, going up 21-10 just 4:21 into the game.
A 10-2 Bluefield run later in the half closed the deficit to five points, 36-31, with 5:54 to play. However, the Tigers countered by closing the half on an 18-9 spurt, taking the intermission lead, 54-40.
Georgetown owned its largest lead of 19 points with 14:56 remaining in the game, but the Rams still had a second-half run in them, as they have each of the last several games.
A 15-5 stretch from BC cut the Tigers’ advantage to single digits, where it hovered for most of the 10 minutes remaining in the game.
The Georgetown lead stood at 10, 96-86, with 2:59 to play. Bluefield cut it to 5 on two occasions, but Georgetown converted its free throws down the stretch en route to the victory. A three-pointer from Marion with 1 second left on the clock set the final score at 104-100 in favor of Georgetown.
The Rams will conclude their regular season at home this week. They will host Cumberlands at 8 p.m., Thursday and Cumberland at 4 p.m., Saturday.