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Most often in basketball it is win at home, steal victories on the road. However, for the second straight year when it comes to Georgetown College and Campbellsville University women's basketball the opposite applies.
These two top-caliber Mid-South Conference teams, currently ranked inside the Top 10, win on the road against each other. No. 8 Georgetown (16-5, 10-3) handed No. 5 CU its lone loss inside league play back in early January. Campbellsville (22-2, 12-1) returned the favor and grabbed solid control of the conference top spot Saturday in an 85-71 win.
It was a two-point affair at the break, 33-31, when Ellen Sholtes came out on fire for CU. The senior scored nine of her team's first 12 points in the final 20 minutes as Campbellsville's lead ballooned to 10. Georgetown only once got the deficit back under double digits, 78-69 with 1:48 left to play.
Devanny King again led GC's Tigers, tying a season-high 20 points and tallying a season-high 16 rebounds. The junior was 7-of-15 from the field, 6-of-6 from the foul line, and did most of her scoring in the second half – 13 points.
Jessica Foster had the hot hand early for Georgetown. The sophomore scored seven of her team's first nine points, giving GC a 9-8 lead. She did not score again until the second half, but she did manage eight points to finish with 15. Kourtney Tyra scored 15 with nine assists as the only other double-digit scorer for Georgetown. Teonia McCune had eight, Lizza Jonas six, Andrea Howard five and Mykal Farris two.
CU's Katie Allen did most of her damage from three-point range, tying Sholtes for team-high with 19 points, hitting 4-of-6 from deep. Daizah Kimberland chipped in with 18, while Hayley Hellyer came off the bench with 11.
Georgetown returns to action 6 pm Thursday against Bluefield College (11-10, 5-7 MSC).