A mild upset happened in the Mid-South Conference men’s basketball race when the Martin Methodist College Redhawks defeated visiting Georgetown (Ky.) College 70-65.
The Feb. 13 contest came on Senior Night on Martin’s last scheduled home basketball game of the season,
The contest also showed the balance in the Mid-South Conference where Georgetown is in second place and ranked 11th in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics with 12-5 conference and 15-5 overall marks,
Martin had received votes in the national poll and is 15-8 overall, 11-8 in the conference and in a three way tie in the Mid-South.
After leading 28-27 at halftime, Georgetown fell behind 42-20 with just over 14 minutes left.
The visitors to the Curry Christian Life Center stayed close and came to within 62-59 with 1:14 left and 65-63 with 27.8 seconds left,
With 10 seconds left, Martin’s Devin Kline hit two free throws to give the RedHawks a 68-65 lead,
Darrin Jenkins led Martin with 18 points and made 10 free throws in as many tries. Teammate Adarion Jenkins hit eight free throws in as many tries for his 16 points, Brady Brown added 13 points,
Georgetown also did well from the charity stripe, nailing 22 of 26 points,
Derrin Boyd led all scorers with 22 points, and Kyran Jones had 20 points for Georgetown.