Women's Basketball - Mon, Jan. 2, 2017
Justus Martin had her coming out party Monday with 21 points and 15 rebounds for Georgetown College women's basketball. The Tigers struggled early to find an offensive rhythm, putting them behind Haskell Indian Nations University almost from the start. The Indians were able to find enough offense at the right times to keep a surging GC team at bay and win 60-48 in the opening day of the Cam Jam Tournament in Point Lookout, Mo.
For Martin it was a career day as midway through the third quarter she banked in a shot for 14 points. She added seven more down the stretch to finish with her first collegiate double-double.
The team as a whole did not shoot well, hitting just 18 shots on 53 attempts, including a chilly 2-of-18 from deep. Abby Van Zant was the only one to hit a three. The sophomore twice connected in the second half and was the only other double digit scorer with 10.
Georgetown got within one, 18-17, late in the second quarter, but an Indian timeout refocused Haskell and the finished on a 5-2 run for a four-point halftime edge.
The Tigers (4-11) return to action 6:30 pm EST Tuesday against host College of the Ozarks.