Mens basketball rollsBy CIERA LOWERY
The Georgetown College men’s basketball team just keeps rolling as they have all year long. Last Thursday the team got a huge win against conference foe Pikeville College, 91-86. Hollis Giles and Vic Moses both had standout games with 29 and 23 points, respectively. This was a huge win for GC because it gave them a leg up on Pikeville in the conference standings. Pikeville’s Jonathan Clark dropped 35 points to lead all scorers.
After a huge win over Pikeville the Tigers took down Lindsey Wilson at home, 90-66. This ran the team’s home record to 16-1 on the season and improved their conference standings to 9-3. GC shot 71.2 percent from the field (37-of-52), which is their best shooting display by far this season. The loss put Lindsey Wilson’s record back at 13-15 and 4-8 in the conference. Johonne Hamilton led all scorers with 22 points of the bench and four steals. These two big wins leave the Tigers in good position in the conference to make a run at the title.
The last home game is tonight against St. Catharine. Tip is set for 8 p.m.
GC baseball drops three games to LeeBy CIERA LOWERY
The GC baseball team is off and running this year already. They recently played a series against Lee College. Lee is ranked No. 5 in the country in the NAIA poll. The first two games against Lee were a disappointment for the Tigers as Lee handed them their two losses, 11-0 and 15-11. The first game didn’t feature any offense for the Tigers but in the second they were able to pull it together and score some runs. Chris Wood went 3-for-4 from the plate with three RBI’s while four other Tigers crossed the plate twice each to equal GC’s 11 runs. The final game in the series featured a great pitching performance by GC’s Chase Ballinger who only allowed two hits and one run in seven innings of work. GC led three-to-one in the bottom of the eighth but Lee was able to tie the game and force extra innings. The Tigers gave up the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th which led to a sweep in the series by Lee. The team is now 1-6 on the year.
Second PlaceBy ANDY RUSSELL
Just in case you haven’t heard, the Olympic Committee is invoking a new medal to the games: the platinum medal. At least this is what Russian figure skater Yevgeny Plushenko thinks. Plushenko, who was beat out of the gold by American Evan Lysacek, posed on his website with a “platinum medal” that he “won” in Vancouver. Are you kidding me? No wonder fights break out at little league baseball games…between the parents! This guy is a prime example of what winning second place has become.
When I was playing sports, it was all about having fun and eating orange slices at halftime. Now when kids go to the sidelines they are getting shots of steroids and running laps for falling down on a play. What has happened to fun? Especially at the Olympics! The Olympics is a place where all the nations from around the world can gather for some fun competition and enjoyment of the games themselves. Plushenko could have graciously accepted his silver medal, like most people would do, and move on. Instead he had to pull a stunt like this. There are probably hundreds of thousands of people that would love to take his place on the podium at the Olympic games. What has second place become?