Wcarolina 68
Gtown 81
Date of game: 12/15/2012

Recap: Georgetown vs. Western Carolina

Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Greg Whittington scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the 15th-ranked Georgetown Hoyas posted an 81-68 victory over the Western Carolina Catamounts.

Jabril Trawick had 14 points and Otto Porter added 12 with nine boards for the Hoyas (9-1), who have won their last 42 games against non-conference opponents at the Verizon Center.

"Yes it was nice to have a good game and score a lot, but I still need to work hard everyday," Whittington said. "We stepped it up defensively and limited them to tough shots and got tougher on the rebounds."

Tom Tankelewicz hit six 3-pointers and finished with a personal-best 24 points for Western Carolina (4-7), which has dropped three of its last four games.

"He can really shoot it and he does some other things well too, but he's really our X factor," Western Carolina coach Larry Hunter said about Tankelewicz. " I think every team needs a guy that can light you up a little bit."

The Catamounts jumped out to a 13-6 lead four minutes into the game, but the Hoyas rallied and a Trawick trey put them up 18-15 with 10:13 remaining.

A D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera free throw gave Georgetown its first double-digit lead late in the first half, and the Hoyas wound up taking a 42-30 advantage into the break.

The lead swelled to 59-38 when Whittington drained a 3-pointer, and Markel Starks converted a layup to make it 66-40 with 11:24 to play.

Western Carolina continued to battle in its first meeting with the Hoyas, but was unable to get within single digits.

Game Notes

Georgetown improved to 9-2 against teams from the Southern Conference ... Western Carolina is now 0-38 all-time against Top 25 teams ... The Hoyas held a 23-9 edge in made free throws ... Western Carolina was 11-of-22 from 3-point range ... Trey Sumler had 11 points for the Catamounts.

Dayton hopes to build off banner season

The University of Dayton team will kick off its 2015 season at Robert Morris and play six home games as part of an 11-game schedule.

NASCAR News
Team Xtreme's stolen Sprint Cup car found

Team Xtreme Racing confirmed on Saturday morning that police have recovered its Sprint Cup Series race car that was stolen from a hotel parking lot in Morrow, Georgia.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.