Georgetown News
Women's Basketball - Sun, Mar. 9, 2008

Pikeville, Ky. - The Georgetown College Tigers moved one step closer to a Mid-South Conference Championship title with a 66-63 win over the University of the Cumberlands in the tournament semi-finals on Saturday.

Pikeville, Ky. - The Georgetown College Tigers moved one step closer to a Mid-South Conference Championship title with a 66-63 win over the University of the Cumberlands in the tournament semi-finals on Saturday.

For the Tigers, it was sweet revenge after dropping two losses to the Patriots during the regular season. The most recent, a 93-90 double overtime thriller in Georgetown.

"We liked our draw from the beginning because it gave us the opportunity to avenge two really disappointing losses earlier against Pikeville and Cumberlands," said Head Coach Susan Johnson. "It is great to be able to change those losses with these wins."

Georgetown trailed through the entire first half and most of the second until senior Kim Ingle hit a three-pointer with six minutes remaining in the game with an assist from Jayme Gilbert. The two teams then traded the lead two times before the same duo re-executed the scoring drive, this time with five seconds to play and the score tied at 63.

"Our plan was to let Jayme shoot inside but they doubled up so she kicked it out to me," said Ingle. "It had a really high arch on it and I couldn't tell if it was going to go or not. I haven't hit a bigger shot in college than that one - it really means a lot."

Cumberlands senior point guard Lissi Fuller scored a career-high 30 points, shot 62 percent from the field and was a perfect eight of eight from the free throw line. The MSC Player of the Year also played the entire 40 minutes, but it was not enough for the Patriots, who fell to 23-8 on the year.

Georgetown was led by Gilbert with 21 points and four rebounds. Ingle added 19 for Georgetown (22-9).

Georgetown will now face Lindsey Wilson College in the finals after the Blue Raiders beat Campbellsville 75-68 in the other semi-final match. Tipoff is set for 11:00 a.m. at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center. Tiger Radio broadcast will join the action in progress just before noon due to the Joe B. and Denny Show. Tune in to 101.5 FM or listen live on www.georgetowncollegeathletics.com

(To view the Georgetown vs. Cumberlands boxscore, click here)

 
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