Georgetown College Tops UPike 64-45

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) -The No. 2 Georgetown College men’s basketball team used stiff defense and big offense in the second half to earn a 64-45 win Thursday over No. 10 University of Pikeville.

The Tigers (20-1, 8-0) were up two at the break, but a 24-9 run over the first 12 minutes of the second half helped to ice the team’s win.

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Troy Steward led a balanced attack with 12, while Quan Poindexter added 10.

The game between rivals was not the scoring affair it usually is and even had an odd start.

Trent Gilbert took an outlet from Darion Burns and went to alley-oop to Chris Coffey streaking down the far side behind the Bears defense. However, the lob instead trickled over the front iron and gave Georgetown the early 3-0 lead.

UPike battled back for a 6-4 lead and then rallied late to nearly erase an eight-point deficit and take the momentum into halftime.

Georgetown returns to action 4 pm Saturday facing University of the Cumberlands.

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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