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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.
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