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Andrea Howard has had her struggles offensively since returning to Davis-Reid Alumni Gym. But, the junior turned it on when her team needed her most down the stretch against University of the Cumberlands Saturday. The Mid-South Conference tilt went from being a blow out to a game in the second half, but the No. 12 Tigers (16-6, 10-3) hung on for the 85-78 win.
Howard scored back-to-back old fashion threes to break up a 69-69 tie and give GC breathing room. She finished with 12 for the game.
GC was paced by Devon Golden. The senior was hot early on, dropping 3-of-3 from deep and eventually finishing with 21. She finished 4-of-5 from deep and added six rebounds, three assists and five steals to her stat sheet as the Tigers avoided a second straight home loss.
Devanny King also scored 21 points with eight rebounds and three steals.
"This was a good game off the loss for us," said GC coach Andrea McCloskey. "We knew it wasn't going to be an easy win. We knew the Patriots would make a run. They did, and we stayed the course and got the win.
"I'm very proud of Andrea today. She has been in a slump, but she knows it will fall. We need her to keep taking shots. Devon was on fire today as was Devanny. It's good to see us start having games like this."
Dace Bicane led the Patriots (13-10, 6-8) with 19 points, while Jill Herman added 15 and Erica Lane 10.
Georgetown returns to action to host University of Pikeville 6 pm Thursday.