Women's Basketball - Sat, Dec. 29, 2012
Georgetown College women's basketball finished off its neutral site games with a 76-70 win over Belhaven University in the Huntingdon College Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. The No. 21 Tigers (8-5) have been on the road since Dec. 1 with stops in Ohio, Puerto Rico and Alabama. They went 4-2 in that stretch, notching wins over ranked teams and an NCAA Division II team.
Kourtney Tyra once again led the team in scoring with 20 points, while Lizza Jonas had 19 points. Andrea Howard chipped in with 18 points and Devanny King with 13. Devon Golden had six points for the only other Tiger to score. The senior had a game-high eight rebounds.
GC has two more road games as it enters conference play once again at University of the Cumberlands (Jan. 3) and Cumberland University (Jan. 5).
"It's been a long journey, but exactly what we needed," said Tiger coach Andrea McCloskey. "This team has so many players that haven't played together, we needed to come together and figure out what works for this group.
"I think you can see that. Even in the games we lost these past few weeks, we have bounced back and learned from them. No coach or athlete wants to lose, but if you are taking something from them and getting better than it is part of the process."
Georgetown, much like Friday night's game, jumped out to a large first half lead. Belhaven battled back to tie the game in the second half, but that's when Tyra turned it up a notch. The junior scored 14 of her points in the final 20 minutes.