Devon Golden elevates for a shot Thursday against University of Rio Grande. Photo by Richard Davis
Women's Basketball - Fri, Jan. 21, 2011
Georgetown College women's basketball team is still looking for a road win after a close lose Thursday to University of Rio Grande. Despite grabbing the largest lead of the game in the second half, the Tigers (6-13, 2-6 Mid-South Conference) were unable to hang, dropping their seventh straight game, 84-79.
The RedStorm (13-6, 4-4 MSC) held a 42-40 edge at the break, but Georgetown shook off its second half slow starts to grab a 59-50 advantage. Rio rallied and made it a close game again and eventually pulled away for the five-point win.
Kourtney Tyra led three Tigers in double figures with 25 points, while Devon Golden added 13 and Mandi Boykin added 10 points and nine rebounds.
Georgetown won the battle of the boards, 42-35, but its woes from the free throw line hurt - 13-of-22 for 59.1 percent.
Around the league, University of the Cumberlands beat St. Catharine, 70-47, Shawnee State beat West Virginia Tech, 68-54, and the Campbellsville-Lindsey Wilson game was postponed.
The Tigers will stay on the road to battle Tech Saturday. Tip is set for 2 p.m.