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Gina Beining scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds as Georgetown beat Daemen Thursday. Photo by Richard Davis
Gina Beining scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds as Georgetown beat Daemen Thursday. Photo by Richard Davis
Women's Basketball - Thu, Dec. 29, 2011

Georgetown College women's basketball team made it look easy in a victory over No. 23 Daemen College (11-3) in the Big Easy Challenge.

The No. 20 Tigers (11-3) trailed the Wildcats only once, 5-2, in the first minute of action and opened up as large as a 17-point edge early in the second half. Four players tallied double-digits in GC's 70-59 win Thursday afternoon at Alario Center in Westwego, LA.

Dev King's jumper with 17:57 showing in the first half gave Georgetown a 7-5 lead it would never relinquish. The Tigers opened up a 39-26 lead heading into the break. Andrea Howard poured in 11 of her 13 points in the opening half, and grabbed five rebounds. King got the hot hand in the second half for 10 of her 13 points, but it was the stability of senior Gina Beining's 14 points that helped GC win the battle down low. Chelsey Johnson also came off the bench with 11 points.

The Tigers score 38 points in the paint to Daemen's 34. Georgetown snagged 51 rebounds as a team, helping to 20 second chance points. It limited the Wildcats to just 39 rebounds and eight stick backs.

GC returns to action 4 pm Friday against No. 18 Cardinal Stritch. Watch the live action at www.tripsports.com/events/big-easy-challenge/2011/schedule. Scroll down the page until you see Friday, December 30, 2011 divider and GC's game is the fourth one listed.

 
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