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Georgetown College women's basketball rebounded for a big road win against St. Catharine Tuesday night. The No. 6 Tigers (3-1, 1-1 Mid-South Conference) have not won in Springfield since Jan. 28, 2010. They weathered a second half comeback for the eventual 78-69 win.
Junior guard Kourtney Tyra got hot from three-point range, nailing back-to-back threes on one occasion as the Patriots (3-2, 0-2) pulled within one. She finished with a game-high 24 points, while adding seven rebounds and six assists. Fellow junior Lizza Jonas chipped in a double-double with 23 points and 12 rebounds. Lindsay Fultz, rounding out the junior class, had 12 points and lone senior Devon Golden had 11 points and eight rebounds.
"This is a tough gym to play in," said GC coach Andrea McCloskey. "We've struggled here in the past, and I'm just really pleased to see how we came out tonight."
Georgetown held an eight-point edge at the break, but a 7-0 run out of the lockeroom had SCC right back in the game. Jonas broke the ice, scoring the first bucket of the final 20 minutes five minutes in and then Tyra got hot.
Reilly Poirier paced the Patriots with 22 points and Rianne Hofstraat had a double-double, 11 points and 12 rebounds. Machera Calhoun chipped in with 18 points.
"It's always good to get a win on the road in our conference," McCloskey said.
The Tigers do not play again until Nov. 29 when Lindsey Wilson College (4-1, 2-1) comes to town.
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