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It became a common theme that Andrea Howard had the ball late in halves this past weekend at the Shawnee State University Classic. The junior hit two buzzer-beating three-pointers before halftime each day and hit the game winning three with six seconds remaining Sunday.
Kourtney Tyra found Howard open, erasing Daemen College's only lead of the second half and lifting Georgetown College women's basketball to a 61-60 win in Portsmouth, Ohio. The victory snaps a three-game skid for the No. 21 Tigers (5-4) and this weekend was the first time in two seasons coach Andrea McCloskey had a full complement of her starting players.
"It was a good weekend to work on some things with all of our starters available," McCloskey said. "But, we wanted to ease Devanny back into things. You can see the chemistry for our players coming together as more and more of them can shift back into their natural roles."
The Tigers trailed by four early in the first half, but eventually built an 11-point advantage in the second half against the Wildcats (11-4). DC rallied and with 33 seconds remaining hit a jumper for a two-point edge.
GC, already playing in one overtime game in the classic, did not panic, running the play to find Howard for her third three of the game. The junior then stole the ball with one second remaining to seal the victory.
Lizza Jonas, back from the stomach flu, led the team with 15 points and 12 rebounds. It is the Lexington natives fourth double-double of the season. Senior Devon Golden chipped in with 10 points and 12 rebounds, seven offensive, for her third double-double.
Georgetown returns to action Wednesday playing in a tournament in Puerto Rico. The team will play two games there before returning home for Christmas.