GEORGETWON, Ky. (Men's Basketball) – The Shawnee State men's basketball team erased a nine-point halftime deficit – taking a one-point lead at the 12:35 mark – but No. 2 Georgetown College used a 25-12 extended run over the final 10 minutes to defeat the Bears, 79-66, on Thursday night at Davis-Reid Alumni Gymnasium.
Frederick Moore (SO/Cincinnati, Ohio) led the way for the Bears (15-14, 8-8 Mid-South), collecting a team-high 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting. Ethan Moffatt (SR/Somerville, Tenn.) added 11 points to go with seven rebounds, and Nick Tingle (SR/Clayton, Ohio) and Devon Carter (SR/Clayton, Ohio) each tallied nine points.
Shawnee State struggled from the floor – specifically during an 11-of-28 performance in the first half – connecting on just 40.6 percent shooting, while hitting just 4-of-15 from three-point range.
The Bears enjoyed a four-point lead at the 6:58 mark in the first half, but Georgetown (25-3, 13-3 Mid-South) closed the opening frame on an 18-3 run to jump out to an 11-point advantage, 39-28, headed into the locker room.
SSU shot themselves back into the game to open the second half on a 14-2 run to take a 42-41 advantage thanks to a 6-for-7 performance over the three and a half minute stretch.
Georgetown would take the lead back for good with a pair of free throws at the 9:30 mark, scoring 10 of the next 12 points to go ahead by eight. The Tigers would never again surrender the advantage, heading out to the 13-point win.
The Bears now await word on seeding in the Mid-South Conference Championships, set to begin in Frankfort, Ky., on Thursday with the eight and nine seeds squaring off. Official pairing will be announced at the conclusion of games this weekend.