Women's Basketball - Thu, Feb. 16, 2012
Georgetown College women's basketball ended several
streaks for University of the Cumberlands - 21 straight wins (a school tying
record) and perfect record in the Mid-South Conference - as the No. 17 Tigers
(18-8, 10-4) shocked the No. 5 Patriots (23-2, 12-1) Thursday at Davis-Reid
UC rallied to get within two-possession game early in the
second half, but when GC took an 11-point edge midway through the second half
it did not look back in a 69-57 win.
"We knew we could do this," said Georgetown coach Andrea
McCloskey. "The game down there has been in our mind ever since. We knew that
was one game where we didn't play like we know we can. Tonight we did. We
played defense. We shut down (Lauren) Wombles and just played our game."
Jessica Waddle helped the Tigers to a 36-25 edge at the break, hitting four
threes (4-4). Andrea Howard exploded in the second half and Chelsey Johnson
brought a strong spark off the bench.
"It was a great game for all of us," McCloskey said. "We
just never quit."
UC used a 40-7 run almost a month ago to end a hot streak
by the Tigers and that has been motivation ever since.
Waddle finished with a game-high 20 points, while Howard
chipped in with 16 and Johnson finished with 11.
GC returns to action Saturday against Lindsey Wilson
College on Senior Day, tip is set for 2 pm.