Clark Leads Four in Double Figures as No. 19 Georgetown Beats Savannah State, 63-44

Nov. 21, 2009

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SAVANNAH, Ga. - No. 19 Georgetown put four players in double figures, had nine different players score at least one basket and used a 14-1 run early in the first half to take the lead and never looked back en route to a 63-44 win over Savannah State in front of 6,000 fans at Tiger Arena Saturday afternoon. The Hoyas improve to 3-0 overall, while the Tigers fall to 2-2.

Sophomore guard Jason Clark (Arlington, Va./Bishop O'Connell) set a career-high with 14 points - connecting on 4-of-5 three-point field goals - while sophomore center Greg Monroe (New Orleans, La./Helen Cox) added 13 points and seven rebounds, junior guard Austin Freeman (Mitchellville, Md./DeMatha) added 12 points and junior guard Chris Wright (Bowie, Md./St. John's College HS) chipped in with 11 points.

Savannah State jumped out on top early in the game, scoring the first seven points after a trio of free throws and layups from Cedric Smith and Patrick Hardy. The Hoyas called a timeout and responded and tied the game at 7-all in a span of 54 seconds after a three from Clark and baskets from Monroe and junior forward Julian Vaughn (Vienna, Va./Oak Hill Academy). A free throw from SSU's Hardy made it 8-7, but the Hoyas finished off a 14-1 run over a span of 4:22, opening a 14-8 lead on a layup from Freeman with 11:51 to play in the first half and never looked back.

After a three from Darius Baugh made it 14-11, the Blue and Gray reeled off 7-straight points, taking a 21-11 lead with 8:56 to play in the half. Savannah State would narrow the lead to five points, 21-16, on a Baugh jumper, but the Hoyas out-scored SSU, 13-4, over the final 6:22 of the half and took a 14-point lead at the break.

A three-pointer from Freeman gave the Hoyas a 17-point lead, 37-20, early in the second half and the lead was never below 13 points the remainder of the game. Leading by 17 points, Wright found Monroe for a layup and the center was fouled in the process, and his free throw pushed the lead to 20 points, 48-28, with 10:48 to play.

Sophomore center Henry Sims (Baltimore, Md./Mount St. Joseph) gave Georgetown its biggest lead, 58-36, on a dunk with 3:50 to play in the game.

Clark led the way for the Hoyas with 14 points, connecting on 5-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from three-point land, and added six rebounds and two assists. Monroe hit 6-of-10 shots from the field and scored 13 points to go with seven rebounds. Georgetown's starting backcourt of Freeman and Wright combined to shoot 9-for-16 from the field and combined for 23 points, with Wright adding a team-high four assists. Vaughn chipped in with four points, five rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots.

Freshman Hollis Thompson (Los Angeles, Calif./Loyola) added two points, four rebounds, three assists and three blocks, while Sims scored four points with two rebounds and two blocks and freshman Vee Sanford (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic) added two points, two rebounds, two assists and one block. The Hoyas shot 53.1 percent from the floor (26-of-49), hit 53.8 percent of their three-point field goals (7-of-13) and were 33.3 percent from the free throw line (4-of-12). Georgetown held a 40-24 advantage on the boards, handed out 17 assists, committed 15 turnovers and blocked 10 shots.

Georgetown returns to action next Saturday, Nov. 28, hosting Lafayette in a non-league game at Verizon Center. Tip-off is slated for noon and the game can be seen locally on MASN and heard on AM 570.



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