Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
They always say its not how you finish as long as you finish. This just might be the slogan for the Georgetown Hoyas as today it took a career day from Trey Mourning and every last second to knock off the Campbell Fighting Camels, 95-83.
Campbell’s stat of the day came from prolific Chris Clemons, who is not a player to sleep on, as the nation’s top scorer. So what did he do? He went off for 45 points, tying his season high, 27 coming in the second half when he hit five of his nine 3-pointers and the Fighting Camels (3-3) came as close as six, 89-83, with 12 seconds left.
“You can’t discount a player like Clemons,” said Hoyas Head Coach Patrick Ewing Jr. “He made it really difficult for us today and should be respected as the nations leading scorer.”
Trey Mourning led with 27 points, 12 rebounds for the Hoyas, which are both career highs. He also recorded three assists. This is the best game Trey has played since he has come to the Hilltop, most of which has been injury plagued.
The biggest difference in this game that helped the Hoyas win late? Free throws and the right guys on the court at the right time.
There were several occasions where neither Mac McClung or Jesse Govan were on the court. McClung had struggled so far this season coming into the game hitting on just 1 for 17 from long range. He quickly changed that with two three pointers today, but Ewing opted to go with a different mix in the second half to try and stop Chris Clemons, some of it worked, some it Clemons owned all of the Hoyas defense.
So what’s next for the Hoyas? A date with Richmond on Wednesday night. Their biggest victory of the year came against St. Francis back on November 14th.