Women's Basketball - Mon, Jan. 28, 2013
Kourtney Tyra moved up in the rankings in assists and scoring during her two-plus tenure as a Tiger this past week and in doing so snagged her second Mid-South Conference Player of the Week honor.
The junior from McKee, Ky. is fourth all-time in assists with 382. She averages a nation-leading 6.6 assists per game and is second in the country with 138 total assists this year. Georgetown's all-time leader dished out 435, a record Tyra could break this season.
She also jumped two spots in the all-time scoring list to be 18th with 1,078. She is two behind the 17th spot.
To top off the week, she set a single-season record for most consecutive free throws. In 2007-08, Jayme Gilbert made 31 straight. With Tyra's sixth swish at University of Rio Grande Saturday she has made 32 in a row and still going.
The junior led the Tigers in three wins averaging 16.3 points and 6.3 assists per game. This gives Georgetown six straight wins and nine of its last 10. The lone loss was to No. 7 Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn.
The week started with a unique Monday conference game. Tyra scored 10 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had five assists against University of Virginia College at Wise in the 55-53 win. She followed that up with 20 points, 4-of-4 from three point range, and seven assists against No. 19 Shawnee State University, 85-58, in Portsmouth, Ohio.
She finished the week with 19 points and seven rebounds against University of Rio Grande as the Tigers rolled 94-68.
Tyra shot 52 percent from the field for the week, including 58.3 from beyond the three-point arc.