Kimbro, McWhorter, Coffey playing for NAIA title with Georgetown

Kimbro, McWhorter, Coffey playing for NAIA title with Georgetown

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Kimbro, McWhorter, Coffey playing for NAIA title with Georgetown

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The top-seeded Georgetown College men’s basketball, which includes three former Louisville high school athletes, will look to capture the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Tuesday night when it faces No. 4 Mid-America Christian of Oklahoma at 7:02 p.m. in Kansas City, Mo. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.com.

Georgetown’s roster includes 10 athletes who call Kentucky home, including 6-foot-6 senior guard/forward Tony Kimbro Jr. out of Jeffersontown and Manual, 6-8 senior forward Deondre McWhorter out of Moore and 6-7 freshman forward Chris Coffey out of Seneca.

The Tigers advanced to the final with a 90-83 victory over No. 3 MidAmerica Nazarene of Kansas on Monday night in which McWhorter scored a game-high 20 points and 14 rebounds and Kimbro scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Coffey had a block.

The No. 6 Campbellsville men’s team fell 93-89 to No. 4 Mid-America Christian of Oklahoma in Monday’s other semifinal as the Tigers’ Elliot Young, a Bullitt East grad, had three rebounds in the loss.

In the women’s NAIA tournament, sixth-seeded Pikeville fell 78-70 to No. 2 MidAmerica Nazarene of Kansas in Monday’s semifinal. On the other side of the bracket Monday, Kansas’ sixth-seeded Baker advanced with a 50-34 victory over Bendedictine of Kansas. The winners will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for the title with that game broadcast on ESPN3.com.

Pikeville’s Aundrea Matchen, a Ballard grad, had 12 points and grabbed five rebounds in the semifinal. Teammate Dinyell Calvert, a Western High grad, had an assist and a rebound for Pikeville.

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