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Andrea Howard exploded, tying her career-high with 23 points as No. 21 Georgetown College women's basketball team got back on track with a win in the Shawnee Classic.
The Tigers (10-3) handed Notre Dame College (3-6) a 75-66 loss, ending a two-game road skid. Georgetown opened the week with a fast-paced game at Northern Kentucky University. Then Friday faced an unusual brand of basketball catching trend in the NAIA Division II ranks. Olivet Nazarene University substitutes four or five players at a time almost every two minutes no matter the score or success of the game, evident in 16 players getting minutes against GC. Eleven of those almost played an entire half each.
Then first-year coach Andrea McCloskey faced what might be the most difficult test through the first 13 games, coming back in less than 15 hours for a third game in four days. The Tigers have been hampered by injuries in the early going, but not missed a beat, winning 10 games and currently undefeated in the Mid-South Conference (4-0). But, the rookie coach knew this week would be tough.
"We are young with experience, but we've been playing very well as a team," McCloskey said. "It is difficult in any situation to play that many games in almost as many days. Playing so many different styles and levels was not easy, but we learned a lot this week and it was great to see us come out with a win on such little rest."
Senior Jessica Waddle followed up her career-high 29 points Friday with 16 against Notre Dame, while Devon Golden added a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. It was the fourth of the season for the junior.
NDC was led by Martha Nagbe's 20 points and Lauren Macer added 17.