Georgetown News
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 Alumni Gym.

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.

 
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