The Cavs found themselves on a tough road trip this past week, going up against the St. Catharine Patriots and the Georgetown College Tigers, both of which the Cavs have never beaten as visitors.
This trip wasn’t any better.
In possibly their last trip to St. Catharine, Ky., the Cavs came up short, dropping a 71-63 contest to the Patriots.
The game was supposed to determine the Cavs’ seeding in the upcoming Mid-South Conference Tournament and, ultimately, if they will make the tournament.
Both teams combined for 54 fouls, resulting in most of the game’s points being scored from the free throw line.
The Patriots were led by a game-high 27 points from junior forward Arthur McMillian. Cavs senior forward Jermaine Wright paced the team with a personal season high of 21 points.
Wright was 10-16 from the floor. The Cavs also placed three more scorers in double-figures with 15 from sophomore guard Javon Moore, 13 from junior guard Darius Smith and 10 from freshman forward Matt Day.
After coming off of the tough loss against the Patriots with huge conference tournament implications, the Cavs made the trip down the road from St. Catharine to Georgetown to play the Tigers.
Georgetown came out hotter than a pistol against the Cavs, jumping out to a 51-27 halftime lead.
The Tigers received 20 of their first-half points from Tyrone Shelley and Cavs junior forward Deon Boyce paced Wise with eight points.
The second half wasn’t any better for the Cavs, as the Tigers put up 51 points once again to take a 102-62 win.
Coming off the bench for the Cavs was freshman Charles George, who led with 13 points, all of which came in the second half.
Boyce and Smith also finished in double- figures with 12 each.
The Tigers placed four in double-figures, including a game-high 23 points from Shelley, whc only scored three points in the second half.
Cavs were without leading scorer Moore, who managed only two minutes of play before leaving the game early in the first half with an apparent ankle injury.
The Cavs fall to 10-10 on the year and 6-9 in Conference play.
They will be back in action tomorrow night against Campbellsville University for an 8 p.m. tip-off and on Saturday against Lindsey Wilson with tip-off set for 4 p.m.