Women's Basketball - Mon, Jan. 14, 2013
Kourtney Tyra had a banner week to put it mildly. The junior from McKee, Ky. started it off with a triple-double (14 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists) in a 98-59 win over University of Rio Grande. She followed that up with a double-double (22 points and 13 assists) in an 85-75 win over No. 13 Shawnee State University.
In doing so, Tyra also moved up in the record books for assists (fifth all-time with 360) and tallied her 1,000th point in 74 games at Georgetown. She currently sits at 1,008, two points shy of being tied for 20th all-time in the Orange & Black. She is averaging 13.6 points, 4.9 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game in her career.
"Kourtney is a well-rounded player, evident by her averages in points, assists and rebounds," said Tiger coach Andrea McCloskey. "It was amazing to see her get a triple-double, she's been so close so many times, and then to follow that with a double-double while scoring her 1,000th point is phenomenal. But, what makes her stand out is it isn't her points that she cares about, she would rather see her teammates score."
For the week she averaged a double-double with 18 points and 12 assists per game.
"I didn't even know I was approaching the triple-double," Tyra said. "I was just playing in the flow of the game. What I'm most proud of that night was the 11 assists. I like seeing others score and it was fun this past week as we all had a really good week at home for the first time since the beginning of December."
Georgetown ended a nine-game, five-week, road trek two weeks ago to be back in the friendly confines of Davis-Reid Alumni Gym. The team showed it was glad to be home and in front of the Tiger fans with two impressive wins inside of conference to move into a tie for third place with 12 MSC games to go.
National rankings come out Monday evening and the Tigers could move up after the double-digit win over No. 13 SSU.