Georgetown News
Women's Basketball - Mon, Mar. 10, 2008
Pikeville, Ky. - Georgetown College gave sophomore guard Jayme Gilbert a special birthday gift today - her first Mid-South Conference Championship as Georgetown (23-9) defeated Lindsey Wilson College 78-73 for the third time this season to win the crown.Pikeville, Ky. - Georgetown College gave sophomore guard Jayme Gilbert a special birthday gift today - her first Mid-South Conference Championship as Georgetown (23-9) defeated Lindsey Wilson College 78-73 for the third time this season to win the crown.

The Tigers handed the Blue Raiders (21-11) their only two losses versus MSC opponents and knew it would be a tough task to beat them for the third time in just over a month. Junior point guard Maddy Lewis said the three-peat was a topic of conversation last night but that her team decided to look at it in a new way. "We decided that the third time's a charm," said Lewis, who had a perfect day, scoring nine points and dishing out 10 assists while committing no turnovers. "Everyone put that in the back of their mind last night and came out today and played so well. We really did what we do best."

It was an extremely balanced effort for Georgetown, with five players in double figures, but for Lindsey Wilson it was the Terran Duncan show. The all-conference senior scored a career-high 33 points, 26 in the first half, and added 12 rebounds in her double-double performance.

Georgetown led by as many as seven in the first half and took a 45-43 lead into the locker room at halftime after shooting 57 percent from the field and a perfect nine of nine from the charity stripe compared to Lindsey Wilson's 47 percent from the field. The lead stretched to 11 midway through the second half but had to withstand a Blue Raiders' run that cut the lead to three two times with under a minute to play in the game.

Tiger senior center Amy Schiller went 8 of 10 from the field to finish the game with 18 points.

Both teams will move on to the NAIA National Tournament in Jackson, Tn. The tournament brackets will be released on Wednesday.

"Everyone thought all season long that Lindsey Wilson was the best team in the conference and we really wanted to prove them wrong," said Lewis. "We were on a mission to get to Jackson."

(To view the Georgetown-Lindsey Wilson boxscore, click here.)

 
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