Bulldogs lose final two

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Georgetown High’s Dae’Quan Gibson battles for a loose ball against Wilson on Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs lost the final two games of the season and missed the playoffs. Chris Sokoloski/Times

Wilson hit a layup as time expired on Friday to end the playoff hopes of Georgetown High’s boys basketball team.

The Tigers jumped out to a 7-0 lead before Davius Grant got the Bulldogs on the board with a free throw.

After Wilson extended its lead to 14-4, Georgetown went on a run to cut the lead to 14-9 at the end of the first quarter.

Wilson outscored Georgetown 4-2 in the first three minutes of the second quarter, and then the teams traded technical fouls at the five-minute mark to give Wilson a 19-13 lead.

Kristopher Crosby sank two free throws for the Bulldogs’ last points of the half and to cut the lead to 21-17 going into the third quarter.

Georgetown tied the game at 21-21 less than two minutes into the third, and Dae’Quan Gibson gave the Bulldogs their first lead at 25-24 a minute later.

Wilson responded with five straight points to take a 29-25 lead, but back-to-back three-pointers by Gibson and Stepfon Cuttino put Georgetown on top 31-29 with three minutes left in the half.

After another Wilson three-pointer, baskets by Cavonte Gamble and Darrion Graham put Georgetown in front 35-32.

That lead lasted 15 seconds, as Wilson drained another three-pointer.

A Cuttino three-pointer was answered by Wilson and the teams ended the third quarter tied 38-38.

Wilson scored the next four points to go ahead 42-38, which would be the largest lead of the fourth quarter.

The teams traded baskets and were tied at the four-minute mark, when a Gamble basket put the Bulldogs in front 46-44.

Both teams missed shots and committed turnovers as time was winding down, and Wilson was clinging to a 50-48 lead when Georgetown’s Michael Billings was fouled with 7.2 seconds left.

Billings hit both foul shots to tie the game, but Wilson inbounded the ball, dribbled the length of the floor and hit a layup as time expired.

Cuttino led the Bulldogs with 12 points, five assists and two steals.

Gibson had 10 points, two rebounds and two steals; Graham had six points and nine rebounds; Billings had six points and four rebounds; Gamble had six points and four rebounds; Sean Maybank had five points; and Marquez Drayton had 10 rebounds.

Georgetown wrapped up the regular season with a 84-63 loss to Myrtle Beach on Monday night.

Cuttino led the Bulldogs with 14 points, three rebounds and four steals.

Gibson had 13 points, three rebounds and two steals; Billings had eight points and five rebounds; Drayton had eight points, three rebounds and two steals; Crosby had seven points; Graham had four points and three rebounds; and Amalek Nesbit had three points and four rebounds.

Georgetown finished the season 9-14.

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