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Georgetown College women's basketball has struggled offensively in recent weeks, not the case Saturday. In the final home game of the regular season, the No. 8 Tigers (19-6, 13-4) sent their seniors out in style. This trio – Lizza Jonas, Andrea Howard and Kourtney Tyra – have carried a lot of the offensive weight the past several seasons. All three have scored more than 1,000 points and Howard is 15 rebounds from having them all record 500 in that category.
However, Saturday it was a lot of underclassmen helping to give the seniors one last hooray in a, 79-43 win over Cumberland University (9-15, 5-11) in Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.
"This team is a family and over the past few games is really showing that bond," said GC coach Andrea McCloskey. "Everyone is producing when we need them and doing all the little things. They are playing with a lot of heart and in rhythm. I think that loss at Pikeville could really be a key moment in our season."
Since that road game a week ago, the Tigers have won three straight averaging 81 points and winning by an average of 20 points.
Saturday junior Devanny King led the way scoring wise with 19 points, tallying her 900th late in the game. Sophomore post Jessica Foster had 18 points. Mykal Farris, helping GC off to a blistering start, knocked down her first three this season and finished with nine points. Jonas, Howard and Haley Armstrong all had eight each. Tyra had seven, along with a game-high seven assist as she continues to add to her all-time leading in that category. Teonia McCune rounded out the scorers with two.
Georgetown was 75 percent from the field in the first 20, including 60 percent from deep. The team cooled off from long range, 0-of-5, in the second half, but did shoot 60.4 percent from the field for the game.
CU finished 22.6 from the field, 16.7 from three-point range.
Five Tigers had six or more rebounds as they dominated the glass, 47-26. King led with a game-high eight, while Tyra and Foster each grabbed seven. Jonas and McCune had six. GC blocked eight shots – McCune had three, Tena Johnson two, Foster two and King one.
Georgetown finishes regular season play 6 pm Thursday at University of the Cumberlands.