Devanny King passes the ball to Chelsey Johnson against Campbellsville. Photo by CU's Richard Robards
Women's Basketball - Sat, Jan. 28, 2012
Georgetown College women's basketball ended a three-game
skid on the road inside the Mid-South Conference with a big 75-63 win Saturday
at No. 19 Campbellsville (14-9, 5-5).
The No. 17 Tigers (15-7, 7-3) struggled in the first
half, but kept it close enough for a big second half push behind sophomore
Andrea Howard. The former Franklin County standout scored 23 points. She had
been averaging just 9.8 points on the road in the league, remove the December
wins over University of Pikeville and University of Virginia College at Wise, that
average drops to 7.3 the past three games.
"We wanted to come out really strong," Howard said. "This
is a pretty tough place to play. We knew we could get the job done on the road,
we just needed a game such as this and hopefully it will carry over.
"At the half we were down five, but we felt more than
anything we were getting beat on the boards. We pride ourselves in our
rebounding ability and decided we were going to limit them in the second half."
Georgetown finished with a 43-40 edge on the glass.
"I lied a bit at halftime to them," said GC coach Andrea
McCloskey. "I was pretty fired up and I knew I could motivate them if I told
them we got outrebound by 10 in the first half."
GC and CU were actually tied in rebounds, but the motivation
worked and also fired up the offense as the Tigers scored 45 points in the
final 20 minutes. Devanny King and Mikkah Rogers found their stroke, scoring 12
and 10 points respectively. Howard (6), King (7) and Rogers (7) also led the
battle on the boards for GC.
"My hats go off to Jessica Waddle as well tonight,"
McCloskey said. "She was called on to defend Courtney Clifton, who they count
on for 18 points a night, and she only got one shot off and had no points. It
was a great team effort all the way around."
The Tigers return home for games against UPike Thursday,
tip set for 6 pm, and Wise Saturday, tip set for 2 pm.