(Georgetown) Georgetown 70 – Innovation Academy 25
Believe me, that final score doesn’t tell you about this game.
It could have been 170-25 if Georgetown coach Mike Rowinski had allowed his starters to play more than about a quarter all told.
The Royals ran off sixteen straight in the first quarter and later put eighteen unanswered together during 5 ½ minutes that started at the end of the second quarter and extended into the third quarter.
The first streak put the visitors from Tyngsboro down 18-2 while the second one dropped them even further behind, 51-9.
The idea of this being a competitive game vanished early. The Georgetown crowd figured things out early as well. John Spears drove for a layup to open the scoring and the crowd began chanting, “It’s all over!” How right they were!
The Hawks committed 29 turnovers during the game while Georgetown had only 12. Almost every Royal basket was a layup.
Fans of competitive basketball were certainly disappointed. On the other hand if you wanted a chance to look at all the Georgetown varsity players you had a perfect opportunity.
Actually, every Royal scored. The last player to make a shot was Calvin Ingraham and he easily got the biggest cheer of the night for his late 3-pointer.
Sophomore John Spears led G’Town with twelve points and numerous steals. He’s gotten a little taller and, if possible, faster than last year.
Some Manchester-Essex players were in the house hoping for a look at the Georgetown team they’ll be facing during the season. They left after all the Royal starters were pulled in the first quarter.
Maybe it’s me, but every time I enter the Georgetown gymnasium I look up to see if all the lights are on. That place is dark by any standards. Taking an action shot with my Canon Rebel was impossible.
Only in a poorly lighted gym would the opponents be wearing dark numbers on a dark shirt. No program with their names on it was provided, so the identity of players will remain anonymous.
The Georgetown chanting section successfully met two important qualifications: (1) they were organized, and (2) they were appropriate.
I am looking forward to seeing the Royals again and believe me in won’t be at the rematch with Innovation which is actually on the schedule.
(I keep my own statistics, take my own pictures, and express my own opinions in this coverage. Any inaccuracies are unintentional.)