Women's Basketball - Wed, Mar. 14, 2012
Georgetown College women's basketball erased a 10-point
second half deficit to No. 4 seed Vanguard University, out of California, to
advance to the round of 32 for the first time since 2005. Senior Mikkah Rogers
hit a three for a three-point lead late in the game, then freshman Dev King
stepped to the line for to crucial free throws for the 70-68 win.
The Tigers (22-9) will play Avila (22-9), and also an
upset winner in the opening-round, 4:30 pm Friday. GC was a No. 5 seed taking down
the No. 4, while Avila was a No. 8 seed taking out No. 1 Freed-Hardeman. Both
were late rallies for the victory.
"We played great down the stretch," said Tiger coach
Andrea McCloskey. "Jessica Waddle hit some clutch threes. After Vanguard tied
it up, Dev King ran the floor well and we found her forcing the foul and the
free throws. We just never gave up."
Waddle led the Tigers with 15 points and Angie Lawrence
came off the bench to supply a spark with 13 points. Lizza Jonas had 11
Esther Timmermans had a double-double with 12 points and
16 rebounds, while Paige Halberg had 18 for Vanguard.