Recap of game press release:
Georgetown Falls Short Against BC Atletas, 90-85, in Italy
Montecatini Terme, Italy - Four players scored in double figures for Georgetown but it wasn't enough as BC Atletas, a second division professional team from Lithuania, used a run in the fourth period to open a lead and withstood a late comeback from the Hoyas in a 90-85 win at the Palaterme.
It was the first loss on a 10-day foreign tour for the Hoyas, who won their first two games.
Trailing 66-62 after a dunk from freshman center Jessie Govan (Queens Village, N.Y./Wings Academy), BC Atletas used a 14-5 run to take an 80-67 lead with 5:20 to play in the game. The lead grew to 16 points, 87-71, when Atletas hit a 3-pointer with 3:47 left.
The Hoyas would make a late run, using a 12 -2 spurt over 3:15 and pulled to within six points, 89-83, on a 3-pointer from freshman forward Marcus Derrickson (Bowie, Md./Brewster Academy [N.H.]). Freshman forward Kaleb Johnson (Short Hill, Va./Carlisle School) scored four points during the run.
That was as close as Georgetown would get as BC Atletas was able to hang on for the 90-85 win.
Junior forward Reggie Cameron (Hackensack, N.J./Hudson Catholic)scored 16 points to lead the way for the Hoyas, while Govan finished with 15 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore forward L.J. Peak (Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney) added 13 points and sophomore forward Trey Mourning (Miami, Fla./Ransom Everglades) finished with 12 points and seven rebounds.
Georgetown finished the game shooting 49.3 percent from the floor (34-of-69), including 25.0 percent from 3-point land (3-of-12), and 73.7 percent from the free throw line (14-of-19). GU out-rebounded BC Atletas 39-33, handed out 19 assists and committed only eight turnovers.
Georgetown departs for Milan on Friday morning. The Hoyas play their next game on Saturday, Aug. 22 against Basket Massagno, a Swiss professional team, at the Palamondo in Lugano, Switzerland.
The below, from Casual Spies in attendance at the game:
The Hoyas wrap up the series of exhibition games on Saturday in Switzerland, which is the definition of a neutral court.