The Shawnee State Men's Basketball Team fell 90-67 to 6th-ranked Georgetown College on Saturday afternoon. Shawnee State goes to 7-8 on the season and 2-1 in Mid-South Conference action. Georgetown improves their record to 14-2 and remains perfect in conference play with a record of 5-0.
The Bears trailed 47-37 at the break as the Bears were able to stay in the game as they hit nine 3-pointers in the first half. In the second half, the Bears struggled from the field as they shot 37 percent from the floor and hit only 1-of-10 3-pointers as Georgetown was able to pull away for the victory.
Shawnee State was led by junior Tyler Morgan's 21 point performance to go along with a team-high eight rebounds. Junior Mark Bryant added 17 points, while junior Jeremy Bennington came off the bench to score 13 points, including four 3-pointers.
Georgetown had five players in double-figures. Maurice Pearson led all scorers with 23 points and tallied a double-double with 14 rebounds. Johonne Hamilton had 15 points, while Aaron Morris, Jordan Demercy and Allan Thomas each added 12 points for the Tigers.
The Tigers shot well from the floor, hitting 35-of-67 for 52 percent, while the Bears shot 40 percent from the field. From beyond the arc, Shawnee State shot 40 percent. Georgetown hit six 3-pointers in the contest for 35 percent. At the line, neither team shot well. The Bears converted 9-of-15 free throws for 60 percent, while the Tigers hit 14-of-25 for 56 percent.
Shawnee State travels to 18th-ranked Lindsey Wilson on Thursday, January 12. Tip-off is set for 9:00 p.m. following the women's contest.