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Women's Basketball - Thu, Feb. 9, 2017

Georgetown College women's basketball's Shelby Beam had a premonition, maybe, feeling good during pre-game meal Thursday evening before the Tigers game with Life University. The sophomore joked with assistant coach Kourtney Tyra this game would be the night the three point record would fall. Indeed it did as Beam went 10-of-16 from deep, scored 40 points and GC rolled 98-65 over the Running Eagles (5-22, 0-12).

"I was just feeling it tonight and had some really good looks thanks to some awesome passes from my teammates," Beam said.

The Tigers (7-17, 3-8) dished out 17 assists. Lydia Graves led with five, while post-players Shakela Smith (four) and Emilie Ziese (three) also had great vision.

"Then I was hitting most of my shots and that's a good feeling," Beam said. "It is good to be in a zone like that, it's a place every player wants to be in every time they step on the floor."

Neeley Thomas set GC's women's record in 2002-03 with eight threes, while Russ Chadwell previously held the school record with nine set in 1992-93.

Current men sharp-shooters Trent Gilbert and Troy Steward have several times hit eight in a game and even alum Noah Cottrill flirted with at least tying the record. However, with 3:28 remaining Beam tied the men's record and not 40 seconds later set the new record.

"It just feels good to be in that zone," Beam said.

Her 40 points also ties the season in-game high for any Mid-South Conference player. She was also just eight points shy of tying GC's women's in-game scoring high.

As a team, Georgetown was on fire, shooting nearly 50 percent for the game. Ziese followed up her 31-point effort against No. 6 Shawnee State with 5-of-6 from the field for 13 points and also grabbed 10 rebounds for her 11th double-double. Freshmen Anna Arrastia and Kaci Currens also had good nights. Arrastia scored a new career-high with 11 points, while Currens chipped in with 10.

The Tigers return to action 2 pm Feb. 18 hosting Campbellsville University for the final home game of 2016-17.



 

 
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