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Cumberland falls to Georgetown 74-54

Posted on 21 November 2014 by Allen

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Eighth-ranked Georgetown outscored Cumberland, 46-22, in the second half, overcoming a halftime deficit and defeating the Bulldogs, 74-54, in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.

The Bulldogs (4-3, 0-1 Mid-South) led 32-28 at the break but Georgetown began the half with a 16-4 spurt, as Cumberland committed seven turnovers in the first six minutes of the period. The Tigers (4-2, 1-2) never looked back after that, stretching the lead to as many as 22 points en route to the victory.

Deondre McWhorter scored the first field goal of the second period for the home team and Darion Burns’ steal and layup tied the game less than a minute into the half. Telvin Wilkerson answered with a 3-pointer and Jerrod Gaston made 1-of-2 foul shots, but Georgetown scored the next 10 points to take the lead for good.

Four different players netted points for the Tigers during the spurt, with McWhorter’s free throws and then another field goal giving GC a 44-36 advantage with 14:43 left in the game.

Cumberland stayed within striking distance, with Josh Wilkerson hitting two free throws and then a layup, cutting the deficit to 50-44, but again Georgetown netted eight consecutive points, six of those from Gerard Coleman.

Coleman paced the Tigers with 19 points and McWhorter added 18 points and nine rebounds, leading four Georgetown players in double figures. Noah Cottrill posted 13 points and Tony Kimbro finished with 11 points.

DeMario Frazier led the Bulldogs with 18 points while Telvin Wilkerson added 10 points and Josh Wilkerson added nine. Cumberland shot just 32 percent and committed 15 turnovers in the second half.

The Bulldogs started quickly in the first half, with 3-pointers from Uros Benacek and Telvin Wilkerson giving CU a 12-7 edge just four minutes into the contest, but Georgetown responded with a 13-1 spurt over the next six minutes.

Buckets from Coleman and Levan Shengelia along with a 3-pointer by Cottrill gave the Tigers a 16-12 edge. McWhorter made a short jumper before a reverse layup by Kimbro put Georgetown ahead, 20-13, before Frazier’s driving layup ended the spurt.

Frazier added another field goal plus the foul, cutting the deficit to two, and Moritz Dern’s trifecta from the top of the key gave the Bulldogs a 21-20 advantage. Josh Wilkerson’s runner off the glass made it a three-point lead for CU, but Coleman’s old-fashioned 3-point play tied the game at 28 with 1:16 left in the half.

Telvin Wilkerson’s drive to the hoop put Cumberland back ahead and Tylor Owens added an acrobatic layup in the final minute before McWhorter missed a layup just before the buzzer. The Bulldogs led 32-28 at intermission despite committing nine turnovers but overcame that with 54 percent shooting from the field.

Frazier posted nine points and Telvin Wilkerson had seven for CU. McWhorter led all scorers with 10 but the Tigers were just 1-for-6 from behind the arc but Georgetown scored just three points over the final 5:08 of the period.

Cumberland plays again at Shawnee State this Saturday at 3 p.m. Central Time before hosting Martin Methodist on Monday at 6 p.m. before the Thanksgiving break.

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