Thomas More women extend win streak to 26, men drop third straight

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Thomas More 79, Georgetown 51 (women)

The Thomas More women’s basketball team left no doubt early in a 79-51 victory over Georgetown to improve to 20-0 and 14-0 in the Mid-South Conference. The win was their 26th straight overall dating back to last season.

Thomas More built a 27-10 lead after a quarter, draining five 3-pointers and took a 42-21 into halftime.

Zoie Barth led the way with 19 points, Emily Simon adding 14 points, Rachel Martin, Kelly Brenner and Alex Smith adding nine points apiece. Twelve different Saints scored in the contest.

Thomas More dominated the contest by winning the rebounding battle 35-23, forced 15 turnovers and held Georgetown (12-8, 8-6) to 38% shooting and no 3-pointers made. The Saints led by as much as 34 and got 26 points off turnovers.

The Saints return to action on Saturday on the road at No. 24 Cumberlands at 1 p.m.

Georgetown 72, Thomas More 61 (men)

The Saints (14-5, 9-5) dropped their third straight Mid-South Conference battle in a 11-point loss to Georgetown (17-3, 11-3).

Thomas More struggled from the field, shooting 38% and hitting 8-of-22 from the 3-point line and 50% from the free throw line.

St. Henry grad Wyatt Vieth led Thomas More with 20 points and knocked down six 3-pointers for his fourth 20-point game of the season. Campbell County grad Reid Jolly added 13 and Noah Pack chipping in 11.

Wyatt Vieth led the Saints with 20 points, knocking down six 3-pointers. Photo provided | Thomas More Athletics

Georgetown hit 50% from the field. Scott grad Jake Ohmer finished with 19 points.

The loss puts the Saints three games behind first place Freed-Hardeman in a three-way tie for third with Shawnee State and Tennessee Southern and two games behind Georgetown for second in the Mid-South Conference standings.

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Thomas More plays at Cumberlands on Saturday at 3 p.m.

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