Fri, Jan 18, 2008
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Georgetown takes down Amesbury in physical game
Friday, January, 18
By John Shimer
If you are not a fan of a get-on-the-floor, scrappy, up-and-down game than last night's Georgetown-Amesbury clash was not your cup of tea.
With all the loose ball scrambles, tie-ups, and steals, the contest looked more like football than basketball.
The Indians could not match the Royals' superior speed and scoring ability. Georgetown put the game away for all intents and purposes with a 22-4 run to end the first half, giving the Royals a 27-point lead (40-13) at the break.
The end result | the Royals going away, 65-39.
Coming off their big comeback win against Ipswich Tuesday night, the Royals looked quite crisp in whipping the ball around and finding the open man. Brandon Wade made several spectacular off-balance layups, Julio Colon was able to work a nice high-low game, and Spears got his buckets.
However, Tim Holland found his old explosive step to the hole, pouring in 16 points for the Royals.
"This was Timmy's best game of the year by far, he was outstanding," said Georgetown coach Mike Rowinski. "We made the switch in the starting lineup to take Kyle McKay out at forward and put Tim in that spot. Clearly the move paid off big time."
Holland, who had been immersed in the college recruiting process for baseball, picked Lake City Community College this past week for school and said he felt like a weight had been lifted off his shoulders.
"I feel like I have a fresh start out here after my slow start," said Holland. "The team has been running me hard, and they have been on my tails, but tonight was the game."
For Amesbury fans, the only real aspect of the game to cheer about was when Marion Wilder made an appearance during the halftime festivities. The athletic former football player got out with the cheerleaders to perform several back-to-back-to-back, back-flips to the applause of the Amesbury faithful.
The only other Amesbury cheers | mostly directed towards Jaymie Spears in the second half | of "overrated," were answered by the freshman phenom with 16 points overall and several no-look assists | each hushing the crowd.
For Amesbury coach Thom Connors and company the game was just another frustrating disappointment.
"We're losing games in the first five minutes to start each night, and we are not the type of team that can come back from big deficits," Connors said. "We practiced the last two days breaking the press, but once the kids got down they started to panic. Give credit where credit is due, Mike (Rowinski) has his kids playing real well."
Steve Serwon led the Indians in scoring with 11 points.