Porter, Whittington key Georgetown’s win over Mount St. Mary’s
Washington, DC, United States (4E Sports) – Otto Porter and Greg Whittington submitted double-double performances as Georgetown pulled away in the second half en route to a 72-50 victory over Mount St. Mary’s Saturday at Verizon Center.
Porter tallied 17 points and 13 caroms, Whittington had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Markel Starks added 15 as the Hoyas bounced back from their first loss to No. 1 Indiana improved to 4-1
Mikael Hopkins added 13 points and Nate Lubick had eight points, six rebounds and four assists for the Hoyas, who relied heavily on their starters as only Jabril Tawick was the only scorer off the bench with two points.
Guard Rashad Whack was the only player in double figures with 11 markers while Sam Prescott added nine for the Mountaineers, who dropped their second straight game after the Hartford Hawks, 70-63.
Despite shooting an outstanding 63.6 percent, the Hoyas committed 11 turnovers in the first half, allowing the Mountaineers to stay close, 34-32, at the break.
Lubick, Porter and Whittington scored the first six points of the Hoyas in the first half but the Mountaineers took the lead at 7-6 with a three-pointer by Prescott.
Then, the Hoyas scored five straight markers to take the lead, 11-7, with 13:53 left. It was a close fight the rest of the half with four deadlocks.
In the second half, Hopkins and Xavier Owens exchanged baskets to make it 36-34 before the Hoyas dropped an 8-0 run to pad their lead to 44-34.
For the last time, the Mountaineers came to within 50-44 after Whack buried a three-pointer but the Hoyas replied with a 22-6 blast to put the game away.
The Hoyas shot an even amazing 64.0 percent and limited Mount St. Mary’s to 25.8 percent second-half shooting in the second half. Georgetown also dominated rebounding, 42-21, and had more assists, 16-8.