Andrea Howard looks to drive on Katie Allen. Georgetown and Campbellsville square off Saturday in the NAIA Game of the Week.
Women's Basketball - Wed, Feb. 5, 2014
Saturday's game carries a lot of meaning on so many levels for Georgetown College women's basketball team. When Georgetown College plays Campbellsville University – conference standings, national rankings, postseason seeding and also a fight against cancer will all be on the line.
No. 5 Campbellsville University (20-2, 10-1) will come to town for a 2 pm tip off against No. 8 Georgetown College (15-4, 9-2). The lone CU loss inside the Mid-South Conference came Jan. 9 on its home floor to GC. Campbellsville has since won seven straight, six in the MSC.
Both teams went through the first round of league games losing just once for an 8-1 mark heading into the second wave of games.
The CU Tigers regained sole possession of the top league spot as Georgetown fell once again at the hands of Shawnee State University. However, it was a similar situation almost a month ago. SSU came to Georgetown and won. The GC Tigers got back on track with a win over University of Rio Grande before taking their 8th-ranked team to Campbellsville, which was then ranked No. 5.
GC's second half was too much for CU to weather as Georgetown walked away winners. The two swapped spots in the standings and did so this past Monday as Shawnee played spoiler again.
Now if that hype is not enough, both teams are also playing with an added purpose. Every February Georgetown participates in the Play4Kay Foundation Play for the Cure game.
All proceeds from T-shirt sales and other things will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
Many on both teams have been touched by the devastating disease adding to the emotional factor of the day.
However, when Georgetown and Campbellsville meet there is always something important hanging in the balance. These two top-notch NAIA programs have represented the MSC for the past several years in the national tournament and while the battles are heated and the rivalry strong, the connections off the court and the chance to make a difference every day is what matters to both of these groups of young ladies.