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Campbellsville University Nov. 12-13 weekend basketball action

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Tiger men split at Georgetown, Lady Tigers lose at Belmont

Bethel returns favor, beats Lady Tigers in last minute, 66-65
Ginger Colvin is a former elementary school teacher, so she knows a little something about quizzes when gauging student progress. She also knows you can’t use trick questions.
Her women’s basketball team had received solid marks following the Lady Tigers’ first two games, winning both by an average margin of 60 points. But Saturday her squad stepped up in class in McKenzie, Tenn., and CU got its first real test against No. 19 Bethel University.
Bethel 66, Campbellsville 65.
Not a passing grade by anyone’s standards, even though No. 19 Bethel was 6-0 (4-0 at home) and had just come off a 93-87 overtime win over sister MSC school Lindsey Wilson. Campbellsville won last year’s game when Melly Heaton drained a last-second shot.
Playing with her team in foul trouble since the 15-minute mark of the first half, the Lady Tigers (2-1) led by 10 at one time before intermission. But the Lady Wildcats gradually cut into the margin and only took the lead when Hailee Deckard hit a shot with 19 second to go.
“They have an outstanding team,” said Colvin, “but we kinda got behind the eight ball with some of the calls. It’s pretty frustrating.”
Campbellsville nursed a four-point lead with two minutes to go and had an opportunity to hold Bethel at bay, but misfired on three of its last four free throws.
Colvin’s team was led by Courtney Clifton’s 17 points and the double-double (16 points, 13 rebounds) of Whitney Ballinger. Ballinger became the Lady Tigers’ all-time leading shot blocker when she tipped a shot early in the first half, giving her 270 for her three-year career.
“We played poorly at times, but we played well enough to win, too,” Colvin said. “We just lost on road to a Trans South (Conference) team. We’ll recover. We’ll bounce back.”
The Lady Tigers take to the hardwood again on Saturday when they travel to Lebanon, Tenn. for a 3:00 encounter with Cumberland University.
“It will be nice having a week off so we can work on a few things,” Colvin said. “It will be the last time we have a week break the rest of the season.”
McKenzie, Tenn.
Lady Tigers (65) — Lee 6, Heaton 2, Danis 12, Clifton 17, Ballinger 16, Thomas 4, Isaacs 4, Dunn 4 . Totals 22-61 17-23 65.
Bethel University (66) — Lyles 7, Wallsmith 9, Harris 4, Carter 7, Deckard 16, Hamilton 4, Roney 14,George 3, Trull 2. Totals 26-39 13-22 66.
Half-time — Campbellsville 31-26. Three-point goals — Campbellsville 4-19, Bethel 1. Rebounds — Campbellsville 44, Bethel 39.

Tigers lose shooting eye,
fall to Georgetown 90-70
Campbellsville had a perception problem in Georgetown on Saturday night. Sometimes the basket looked as big as a wash bucket and at other times a thimble as CU fell to the home team in the Andrew Baker Elswick Memorial Tournament, 90-70.
Campbellsville was about as hot as any team could be on Friday, hitting five early threes and ending the game 13-24 from behind the arc in a 83-61 triumph over Southern University-New Orleans.
Early Saturday, they were the Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight. The Tigers did end the first half 5-16 from behind the arc, four coming late by Brandon Williams and Monie Hudson.
Even so, the Tigers cut a 15-point lead to three, 29-26, with about five minutes to go in the half only to let Georgetown score 10 of the next 14 points and trail 39-30 after 20 minutes.
But after the half, Georgetown used a couple of turnovers and an offensive foul to pull out to a 47-30 lead that the Tigers never really threatened.
Campbellsville was led in scoring by Shawn Savage. Savage, Hudson and Williams were all named to the all-tournament team. Hudson had 17 points and Williams added 16.
Campbellsville (1-1) will get a chance to improve its record when it faces Trevecca Nazarene on Friday at 7 and Cumberland (Tenn.) University on Saturday at 1:00 in the Lindsey Wilson Classic.
Georgetown, Ky.
Campbellsville University (70) — Espritt 9, Crittenden 0, Bohm 2, Savage 19, Hudson 17, Harris 4, Mirosavljev 0, Williams 16, Sanchez 2. Totals 22-61 17-26 70.
Georgetown (90) — Gray 12, Walls 6, Shelley 8, Hamilton 10, Boggs 3, Moses 8, Morris 2, Haddix 5, Crutcher 8, Pearson 22. Totals 35-62 19-30 90.
Half-time — Georgetown 39-30. Three-point goals — Campbellsville 9-27 (Savage 4 Hudson 3, Williams 2), Georgetown 1-7. Rebounds — Campbellsville 32, Georgetown 45.

Tiger hoops win opener
83-61 over SUNO 83-61
Campbellsville University hit five three-pointers in the first three minutes to take an early 15-point lead and kick-start the 2010-11 season with an 83-61 win over Southern University of New Orleans in the Georgetown College Andrew Elswick Memorial Tournament on Friday night.
CU worked the perimeter, collecting 13 three-pointers in the game with four each from Bowling Green seniors Monie Hudson and Shawn Savage. Senior forward Brett Crittenden joined in the action with three treys, including two of the first five for the Tigers.
“Coming back to our level, I think you’ll see a big difference in our shooting,” CU head coach Keith Adkins said. “The past two (exhibition) games, we’ve been playing against big, athletic players and we haven’t been able to play our game.”
Before the game could tip, a technical foul was charged to SUNO for having a player in the wrong jersey number. Hudson missed the two technical free throws, but went on to lead CU with 67 percent shooting from the floor (8-of-12) and 21 points in his NAIA debut. The main reason being that the point guard didn’t play the point.
“Having never competed in this league before, we probably threw too much pressure on him at first. We moved him to the two and that allowed him to run around and make things happen,” Adkins said. “I think he relaxed tonight and just about felt as comfortable as he has in a game.”
Savage, who started at the point guard position, added 16 points. Crittenden appeared to be one of the most complete Tigers in the opener, moving back and forth from the wing to the block most of the night. He finished with 12 points, five assists and three steals.
Overall the starting five combined for 63 of the Tigers’ points, as Jonas Bohm had nine in the post and JaVaughn Espritt was held to only five points in the season opener.
The closest Southern got to the Tigers was 12 points (46-34) early in the second half, but CU worked its lead up to its largest of the night (22) points with the final score after an Adrian Whelan three-pointer in the final minute.

Georgetown, Ky.
Southern-NO (61) — Palmer 3-5 0-0 6, Davis 6-12 4-7 16, Kemp 0-2 0-0 0, Montgomery 1-5 1-2 3, Drake 6-12 2-2 17, Washington 2-4 0-0 4, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Rincon 3-6 1-2 7, Henderson 0-0 0-0 0, Arce 1-1 0-1 2, Aubert 0-0 0-0 0, Chigbu 2-3 0-4 4, Osman 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 25-53 8-18 61.
CU Tigers (83) — Espritt 2-6 1-4 7, Crittenden 4-7 1-2 12, Bohm 4-6 1-2 9, Savage 5-8 2-3 16, Hudson 8-12 1-4 21, Harris 2-9 0-1 5, Whelan 1-2 0-0 3, Mirosavljev 2-3 2-3 6, Williams 3-8 0-0 6, Sanchez 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 31-65 8-19 83.
Half-time — Campbellsville 44-30. Three-point goals — SUNO 3-15 (Drake 3), Campbellsville 13-24 (Savage 4-6, Hudson 4-7, Crittenden 3-6, Harris 1-2, Whelan 1-2).
Rebounds — SUNO 32 (Davis 8), Campbellsville 40 (Harris 7, Mirosavljev 5, Sanchez 5, Williams 4). Assists — SUNO 10 (Montgomery 2, Drake 2, Arce 2), Campbellsville 18 (Crittenden 5, Williams 3).
Steals — SUNO 4 (Montgomery 2, Rincon 2), Campbellsville 10 (Crittenden 3, Hudson 3). Blocked shots — SUNO 3 (Davis 3), Campbellsville 3 (Espritt 1, Bohm 1, Mirosavljev 1).