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Winter is knocking on the door and in Kentucky that means it is basketball season. Georgetown College men's and women's teams have seven games under their belts. The No. 6 men's team is 7-0 and preparing for three more games this week including the 22nd annual Central Bank Jim Reid Classic. The women's team is sitting at 3-4, coming off a narrow four-point loss to the No. 1 team in the nation.
Starting Monday, Nov. 23, WCGW – 93.3 FM and 770 AM – will be streaming weekly, hour-long coaches shows with coach Chris Briggs and coach Andrea McCloskey. There is also a free app, TuneIn Radio, that allows fans to pick up 770 AM on their phone.
Playing the top ranked team in the nation with six freshman can be a daunting task, but one Georgetown College women's basketball was up for Saturday.
No. 1 Campbellsville University came to Davis-Reid Alumni Gym and got all it wanted in a 70-66 victory.
"We played the number one team in the nation to a four-point game so regardless of the loss I believe we made a statement today," said GC senior Haley Armstrong. "Our preseason rank is not an indicator of what our team can do this season. We are making mistakes that you would expect from a younger ball club, but the more we keep playing together our team chemistry will get better. We'll be more confidence as a whole."
Georgetown College women's basketball raced out to a 20-9 lead in the first quarter and never looked back in opening Mid-South Conference action with a double-digit win. The Tigers (3-3, 1-0) continued to battle all game against a scrappy St. Catharine College (2-5, 0-1) team, remaining unbeaten at home with the 74-62 win.
Jessica Foster led the way with 20 points as GC limited turnovers and blistered the nets for nearly 50 percent shooting from the field.
"Any win in this conference is a great win," said GC coach Andrea McCloskey. "Our depth is really going to help in this tough conference. I'm still wanting our turnovers to decrease and our rebounds to increase."
McCloskey used 13 players, nine of which played 11 minutes or more. Eleven Tigers scored and three were in double figures.
Georgetown College women's basketball had 24 turnovers against University of Missouri – St. Louis. The NCAA Division II Tritons (1-0) used those for 35 points on their way to a 79-55 victory.
The Tigers (2-3) Haley Armstrong hit an early jump shot that put her team up 4-2. USML responded with a 15-3 run for the first double-digit lead. However, Georgetown kept chipping away in the first quarter to be down only five at the first break.
Jessica Foster scored the first basket of the second quarter, two of her team-high 16 points, to pull GC within three. The team never got closer.
A double-digit run in the second quarter built a gap too far to climb for the young Georgetown College women's basketball team on the road Friday evening. The Tigers (2-2) were battling Columbia College, which is receiving votes in the preseason NAIA Coaches' Poll.
The Cougars went on a 16-5 run to grab control and hang on late. GC got within five a couple of times in the fourth quarter, but could never string enough defensive stops and offensive makes together falling 81-70 in Columbia, Mo.
"We had trouble taking care of the basketball and rebounding," said Tigers' coach Andrea McCloskey. "Those two fundamentals are key when you play on the road."
Georgetown had 22 turnovers and lost the battle on the boards 45-35 – a rarity for a McCloskey team.
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