GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Men's Basketball) – The Shawnee State men's basketball team led for much of the first half versus No. 14 Georgetown College, but the Tigers proved too much for the visiting Bears in the second half, running away with an 84-67 victory in Mid-South Conference play Saturday at Davis-Reid Alumni Gymnasium.
The Bears shot an impressive 58.3 percent in the first half, but were limited to just 10-of-28 shooting in the second period, while the Tigers connected on 29-of-55 (52.7 percent) in the game. GC got to the free throw line 31 times, hitting 21 freebies. SSU was 15-of-22 from the charity stripe.
Jorian Hudson (JR/Cincinnati, Ohio) finished the game with a team-high 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting to go with nine rebounds, while Ethan Moffat added 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting. Moffatt scored 12 points in the first half. Sean Elliott (JR/Canal Winchester, Ohio) added 11 points for the Bears.
Georgetown was led by Noah Cottrill, who finished with 23 points on 8-of-16 shooting. Deondre McWhorter added 17, while Corey Washburn added 14.
Shawnee State jumped out in front in the first half, leading by as many as six when Frederick Moore (FR/Cincinnati, Ohio) connected on a triple at the 9:41 mark. The Bears held that lead for more than six minutes, as Georgetown began to chip into the deficit. A Cottrill and-one put the Tigers into the lead, and the Bears would never hold an advantage again.
SSU was able to keep the deficit within striking distance much of the way through the second half, but a field goal from Mike Walker put Georgetown ahead, 71-61, with 5:21 to play. The Tigers were able to then pull away with a 13-6 run over the closing minutes of the game.
The Bears will remain in Mid-South play for a single game with Life University on Feb. 5, before heading out of conference for the final time versus West Virginia Tech on Feb. 7. The Bears and Running Eagles are set to tip-off at 8 p.m. on Thursday.