Women's Basketball - Mon, Mar. 19, 2012
Grit and heart have been the key to a lot of Georgetown College women's basketball team's success this year, driving them all the way to the Fab Four at the Women's NAIA National Tournament presented by Kentuckytourism.com.
The Tigers (29-4) came into the tournament ranked No. 19 with a No. 5 seed. None of that bothered them. They rallied from 10 in the first round against Vanguard.
Two nights later, GC put together a solid game, controlling throughout for a win over Avila. Then only the third-ever appearance in the Elite Eight and first since 2005, dismissed Rogers State behind a huge night by freshman Angie Lawrence. The victory punched a first-ever appearance in the Fab Four and only the second-ever Mid-South Conference team to advance that far.
Georgetown dug deep once again against nationally ranked No. 2 Union. Down eight at the half, the Tigers erased that deficit and led by three following a pair of free throws by Devon Golden.
Unfortunately, the Bulldogs (35-2) rallied back for the win 62-50.
Andrea Howard was the only GC player to reach double figures with 13, while Dev King had eight and Gina Beining and Golden each finished with seven.
Lavanda Ross proved to be the difference in the end. The powerful guard muscled her way for 25 total points, 15 in the second half. Eight of those came in the final eight minutes.