Georgetown College falls in NAIA title game

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – It was all Georgetown early in Kansas City.  The Tigers’ hot shooting led Mid-America Christian for most of the night, including a 50-39 halftime score.

But it wasn’t enough as MACU forced overtime and hit a buzzer-beater to win it 100-99.

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Seniors Tony Kimbro and Noah Cottrill both had great nights.  Kimbro tallying 25 points, 12 rebounds.  Cottrill netted a game-high 32 points.

Senior big man Deondre McWhorter worked hard down low to finish with 21 points, 11 boards.  He was named the NAIA player of the year after the loss.

Georgetown’s final record for the season sits at 32-4.  It was G’Town’s 6th trip to the NAIA championship game.  The Tigers won it all in both 1998 and 2013.

Malcolm Mann hit the game-winner to finish with 23 points for MACU.  Devonse Reed led the Evangels with 25 on the night.

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Alex Risen joined the ABC 36 News team in October of 2011 as ABC 36’s Weekend Sports Anchor/ Sports Reporter. Alex can also be seen Friday nights co-anchoring the Highschool Highlight Reel. Alex started out in the broadcast business while still in college at the University of Kentucky, heading up the school’s daily student news network as the Sports Director. He made his commercial televsion debut in May of 2011 while at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky as co-host of a weekly, half-hour high school sports program previewing area schools’ games on Friday nights and as a morning sports anchor. Alex has also spent time as an intern at ESPN in the Statistics and Analysis department, as a production assistant for NBC Sports horse racing and Sunday Night Football productions, and as an intern for WLKY in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Alex graduated from Saint Xavier High School in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2010 where he graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program. He’s excited to be covering his passion in his home state and make Central Kentucky his home for years to come. Alex can be reached at ARisen@wtvq.com