Devon Golden surveys the court earlier this season. Photo by Richard Davis
Women's Basketball - Fri, Feb. 18, 2011
After struggling outside of Davis-Reid Alumni Gym for most of the season, Georgetown College women's basketball team has now put together back-to-back road wins.
Devon Golden notched her first double-double, 20 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, in a 79-71 victory over University of the Cumberlands (15-12, 9-6 Mid-South Conference). The Tigers (10-16, 6-9) are now on a three-game winning streak and have kept it mathematically possible to be a sixth-seed for the upcoming postseason tournament.
The difference this season in that seeding verse a seventh through 10th spot is a play-in game. The bottom four teams will play a game Monday, Feb. 28 for a chance to advance to the remainder of the conference tournament in Frankfort March 3-6.
Two weeks ago, Georgetown was starring a ninth-place finish in the face, but picked up its first road win over University of Virginia at Wise and has been on a roll ever since. With that win, the Tigers basically assured themselves no worse than an eighth-seed, meaning they would get to host the play-in game.
Georgetown followed the road victory with a convincing win over Shawnee State this past weekend before hitting the road again for a big win over the Patriots.
Golden went 5-of-7 from the field, 10-of-11 from the free throw line, with 10 defensive rebounds (a career high) and two offensive boards. Fellow sophomore Kourtney Tyra chipped in with 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting, 1-of-2 from three-point range and 4-of-6 from the foul line. She also dished out four assists.
Senior Mandi Boykin was the other Tiger in double figures with 10 points. Jessica Waddle scored eight points, Mikkah Rogers and Emily Drees each had seven points, Gina Beining finished with six and Lizza Jonas had four to round out Georgetown's scorers.
GC stays on the road for another tough game against Lindsey Wilson College Saturday. The Blue Raiders grabbed sole possession of second place in the conference right now with a win Thursday over Shawnee State. Tip is set for 3 p.m. eastern standard time.