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Georgetown College women's basketball came out a bit rusty early against University of Pikeville, but eventually found its shooting stroke in the easy 77-52 win. Just more than seven minutes in the No. 16 Tigers (12-6, 6-3 Mid-South Conference) trailed by their largest margin, 10-7, but stormed on to a victory Saturday in Pikeville before having to head back to Wise, Va. for a match up with University of Virginia College at Wise.
The game with the Cavaliers was snowed out Thursday. Tip is set for 4 pm for the women's game. Follow live stats at http://live.uvawisecavs.com/xlive.htm; and broadcast at http://www.uvawisecavs.com/.
"It's important to pick up road wins in our conference and our schedule got a little off with the weather, but those are things you have to roll with," said GC coach Andrea McCloskey. "It was a slow start for us as we figured out shooting in this open arena, but I felt we didn't let that rattle us and we took the win."
The Cavaliers (6-12, 3-6) handed the streaking No. 25 St. Catharine College team a loss Saturday, reminding everyone that on any given night anyone in the MSC can win.
Wise is tough to play at home behind the leadership of Chelsea Cluesman and Charlotte Reasor.
Devon Golden carried the load early, scoring most of her 14 points in the first half; while NAIA Player of the Week Kourtney Tyra dropped 21 to lead all-scorers. Andrea Howard struggled at times from the field, but the tall guard found ways to contribute by grabbing a team-high and game-tying high nine rebounds. She also chipped in with seven points, three of which were the first points for GC.
Whitney Jackson proved to be too much at times in the low post for the Tigers defense. The junior led the Bears (5-12, 2-8) with 15 points.