Milestone Reached Just Ahead of Conference Start
Submitted on January 3, 2019
One small roadblock stood between Georgetown College coach Chris Briggs and 200 wins before Christmas – Washington Adventist University. The Shock did their job, sinking two free throws with no time left for the Tigers only defeat in 2018.
However, it was poetic justice Wednesday afternoon WAU was in town with Briggs a win away from his milestone. This time, despite being shorthanded following the holiday break, GC took care of business. A 25-11 run closed out the first half as the Tigers (14-1) never looked back.
Only seven players were available and one played all 40 minutes. Junior point guard Eljay Cowherd, pictured, never took a break, and never gave the Shock (10-7) a break either.
He poured in a new career-high 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting, dishing out seven assists with no turnovers, eight rebounds, and two steals. The Barbourville, Ky. native helped to curtail Xavier Sewell who scored 23 points in the December meeting. Sewell managed just eight Wednesday.
Four other Tigers scored in double figures – Troy Steward and Brodricks Jones each had 14, while Jacob Conway had 13 and Chris Coffey 12.
Coffey and Conway finished with double-digit rebounds, each snagging 10.
Therence Mayimba led WAU with 19 points, while Ishmeal Raymond came off the bench with 11.
Georgetown is back in action 4 p.m. Saturday hosting Campbellsville University. This opens the Mid-South Conference schedule as the No. 9 GC Tigers welcome in the No. 5 CU Tigers.
- Jenny Elder, Sports Information Director
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