Georgetown College men’s basketball used a 50 point second half effort fueled by Deondre McWhorter’s double-double to hand Shawnee State University a lopsided loss, 98-53. The redshirt sophomore matched season-highs with 30 points and 15 rebounds. He was balanced on the boards with seven offensive and eight defensive.
“Deondre did outstanding tonight,” said GC coach Chris Briggs. “He played a complete game and that is what we know he is capable of as a player. We know he can be as good or better than Vic (Moses). He came out, especially with some guys on the bench, knowing he was going to have to step it up.”
Monty Wilson had 22 points and Noah Cottrill (14) and Russ Middleton (13) also reached double figures.
The Bears (7-7, 1-2) scored four quick points in the second half to pull within six, but Georgetown ballooned the lead back out to a comfortable margin over the next 14 minutes. The No. 2 Tigers (11-2, 2-0) had just six turnovers while dishing out 16 assists. Every Tiger who play tallied no less than three points. Trenity Burdine had five, DJ Townsend and Corey Washburn four each and Bopper Stenzel and Branden Burdette three each.
“It was great to see as a complete unit tonight,” Briggs said. “It was best defensive performance of the season.”
Georgetown forced 13 turnovers and also had seven steals.
The Tigers return to action 4 pm Saturday against University of Rio Grande.