Women's Basketball - Fri, Nov. 4, 2011
Georgetown College women's basketball opened up Andrea McCloskey's era as head coach with a convincing win 69-49 Friday evening.
The Tigers (1-0) took on future Mid-South Conference foe Cumberland University (1-1) for the second season in a row in the Habitat Classic and once again was a double-digit victor.
"Our defense is what kept us in this game," said McCloskey. "When you have a couple of 30 second clock violations it shows you are ready to play. Sometimes the shots are not falling, but that's ok with the defense we played tonight.
"We played hard the whole way through and I was really pleased with that."
The lead grew to as much as 31 in the second half off a basket by Lizza Jonas.
McCloskey had numerous players stepping up in their first game of the season. Freshman Devany King got her Tiger days off on the right foot with a double-double, 13 points and 10 rebounds.
"It was a great opening game for her," McCloskey said of King. "You don't expect that of a freshman. It was great for her to come out and play so aggressive."
Senior Mikkah Rogers led with 14 points and transfer Chelsey Johnson scored 10 points her first time in the Orange & Black.
Rogers was two rebounds from a double-double, pretty impressive for the guard from Corbin.
"She's an undersized guard that can definitely rebound," McCloskey said. "She plays so strong as a guard. She is a heady type player that you can count on offensively and defensively."
Frankfort native Andrea Howard had eight points and eight rebounds in her first career start.
Georgetown returns to action 5 pm Saturday against William Carey to finish the Habitat Classic. All proceeds from the tournament go to Scott County Habitat.