Georgetown defeats Monterey

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 20, 1999

Georgetown survived two overtimes to defeat Monterey 55-46. The double overtime game was the season opener for Monterey and Georgetown.

James Wooten paced the Georgetown attack. Wooten scored 21 points as he patrolled the paint. The low post game would get the best of Monterey in this game.

&uot;They did a better job of getting the ball to their go-to-players,&uot; Monterey coach Eric Richard said. &uot;Their lost post attack was really effective.&uot;

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Monterey was lead by Sandon Kemp with 22 points.

The Wolves approach was to push the ball up the court and attack the Georgetown defense. The fast paced tempo worked except for one thing. The shots didn’t fall for the Wolves.

&uot;We just couldn’t hit the shots tonight,&uot; Richard said. &uot;Georgetown packed their zone in real tight. That made us take a number of outside shots. We didn’t hit some shots that we are accustomed to hitting.&uot;

Georgetown led the game throughout. Monterey didn’t pull even until two minutes were left in the game.

&uot;We had opportunities to win the game,&uot; Richard said. &uot;We had the ball for the last shot in regulation. It was a 19-foot shot that we just didn’t make.&uot;

In the first overtime, Monterey and Georgetown played to another tie. The Wolves missed a half court shot with three seconds left to play.

Georgetown pulled away during the second overtime.

&uot;We had some players cramp up,&uot; Richard said. &uot;It comes down to the fact that they executed better than we did tonight.&uot;