Gina Beining muscles up a shot earlier this season. Photo by Richard Davis
Women's Basketball - Sat, Dec. 10, 2011
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
NDC was led by Martha Nagbe's 20 points and Lauren Macer