PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Freshman Trevor Setty scored 25 points to lead No. 22 Pikeville College to a 76-65 win over No. 7 Georgetown College Thursday night at the East Kentucky Expo Center.
Pikeville (14-2 overall, 2-1 in the Mid-South Conference) got the win before the largest crowd to ever see a Mid-South Conference regular-season game of 3,558.
Setty, a 6-8 guard from Maysville who transferred to Pikeville from Georgetown, made the Tigers pay. In addition to the points, Setty had five rebounds, four assists and three steals in 35 minutes of playing time.
Georgetown (14-4, 2-1) tied the game at 50 when freshman Jamel Ferguson scored on a layup with 13:02 left. But the Bears quickly reeled off six straight on layups by junior Andre Thornton, senior Jonathan Clark and Setty to take a lead it would never relinquish.
The Bears continued to build the lead, which got to 11 when junior Ryan Whitaker scored on a layup with 57 seconds left. That was also the final margin.
Pikeville shot 48.2 percent overall and was 50 percent (6-of-12) from the arc in the win. The Bears also sank 76.2 percent from the line. Georgetown was not as efficient, hitting 38.2 percent overall and only 12.5 percent of its threes. The Tigers were 63.6 percent from the line.
Setty was joined in double figures by Clark with 12 and junior Chris Donald with 11. Thornton led the Bears on the glass with nine rebounds to go with five points.
Georgetown had four players in double figures, with sophomore Vincent Crutcher leading the way with 14 points. Junior Eddie Gray followed with 12 points, four rebounds and four steals.
Sophomore Vic Moses, the Mid-South Conference player of the year last season, had 10 points and nine rebounds.
Pikeville will be back in action on Saturday, hosting St. Catharine College in a doubleheader that begins at 2 p.m. It’s also Hall of Fame Day, with the ceremony being held in Booth Auditorium at 11 a.m.