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Georgetown College women's basketball started play in Hawaii with a win over Menlo College. The No. 5 Tigers (6-2) let a huge lead slip away before finding a rhythm in a 68-62 win. The Lady Oaks (10-4) finished the first half on a 19-6 run for a five-point advantage after trailing by eight. Menlo hit a three out of the locker room, but that is as large as the deficit got.
GC rallied and opened the game's largest lead at 12 when Lizza Jonas hit a jumper with 4:39 remaining. Menlo did not fade away, making it close down the stretch. But free throws by Devanny King, Kourtney Tyra and Haley Armstrong salted the game away.
Tyra and Jonas led the team with 17 points, while fellow senior Andrea Howard broke out of her scoring funk with 12 points. Armstrong had nine points and King chipped in with six. Teonia McCune kept Georgetown around in the first half with all four of her points, while Mykal Farris scored all three of hers in the final 20 minutes.
Georgetown's biggest weakness seemed to be the inability to hold on to the ball. Menlo translated 16 turnovers into 20 points.
Jonas snagged a game-tying high 10 rebounds. Tyra added six and McCune had five.
The Tigers return to action 7 pm Friday against Chapman.