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Georgetown College women's basketball shrugged off the first round Mid-South Conference monkey Thursday evening in Frankfort. For three years, the No. 16 Tigers (22-8) have fallen in the quarterfinals. The seniors Devon Golden, Lindsay Fultz and redshirt junior Kourtney Tyra have never been to the semifinals. All three were determined not to make it a four-year span. The team scored almost 50 points in the second half and pulled away with a 74-65 win in the Frankfort Civic Center.
Bluefield College jumped out to a nine-point first half edge, 34-25, but the Tigers found their stride midway through the final 20. Golden poured in 18 of her 20 points and Lizza Jonas continued to flex her muscle at the rim and on the glass. Jonas finished with a game-high 24 points, while Golden finished with 20. Each had nine rebounds.
Tyra struggled from the floor, but when it mattered hit her free throws – 8-of-11 – and finished with 14 points. Fultz had two rebounds and also played good defense when needed in the second half.
"It's good to survive and advance," said GC coach Andrea McCloskey. "It becomes such a mental block that you have to break that barrier as well. But, we settled down and did what we needed to do in the second half to win. In postseason that's the name of the game."
Georgetown plays Campbellsville University, 67-62 winners over University of the Cumberlands in the nightcap. All the top seeds advanced, as No. 1 Cumberland University and No. 4 Shawnee State will meet in the first semifinal match up Saturday at 2 pm. The two Tigers tangle for the third time this year. Each one on the other's home court, making Saturday the bragging rights game. Tip is set for 4 pm.