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Georgetown College women's basketball comes into postseason play Friday sitting second in the conference and ranked ninth nationally. The Mid-South Conference announced its yearly accolades Thursday morning and three Tigers were on the all-conference teams and five earned all-academic honors.
Kourtney Tyra for the fourth time has been named to the MSC All-Conference First team. She is joined by Andrea Howard, making her second appearance on first team and third to be listed as all-conference. Lizza Jonas for the second straight season is listed as second team.
Georgetown College men's and women's basketball teams learned their playoff schedule late Saturday evening. The Mid-South Conference will run Thursday-Sunday in Lebanon, Tenn.
The No. 14 men's team is set for a third meeting with Bluefield College. Tip is set for 7 pm Thursday. The No. 8 women's team will start postseason with a showdown with University of Rio Grande. Tip is set for 7 pm Friday in Lebanon, Tenn. The Tigers swept both these teams in the regular season respectively.
Another first half slow start but the No. 8 Georgetown College women's basketball team in an early hole. The Tigers (19-7, 13-5 MSC) made furious comeback, but fell to No. 23 University of the Cumberlands (19-9, 13-5), 61-60.
Jessica Foster and Teonia McCune led the charge Thursday as the Tigers tried to rally in Williamsburg, Ky. The post players each had 12 points, while McCune added five blocks and eight rebounds.
Georgetown College women's basketball has struggled offensively in recent weeks, not the case Saturday. In the final home game of the regular season, the No. 8 Tigers (19-6, 13-4) sent their seniors out in style. This trio – Lizza Jonas, Andrea Howard and Kourtney Tyra – have carried a lot of the offensive weight the past several seasons. All three have scored more than 1,000 points and Howard is 15 rebounds from having them all record 500 in that category.
However, Saturday it was a lot of underclassmen helping to give the seniors one last hooray in a, 79-43 win over Cumberland University (9-15, 5-11) in Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.
"This team is a family and over the past few games is really showing that bond," said GC coach Andrea McCloskey. "Everyone is producing when we need them and doing all the little things. They are playing with a lot of heart and in rhythm. I think that loss at Pikeville could really be a key moment in our season."
Georgetown College women's basketball had to battle against the feisty Lindsey Wilson College. The Blue Raiders, who are receiving votes, pulled even several times with the No. 8 team in the country, but in the end it was the Tigers (18-6, 12-4) that put the pedal to the medal in the 79-67 win.
All six scoring players reached double figures for Georgetown led by Kourtney Tyra's 17. Lizza Jonas and Andrea Howard, the other two seniors, dropped 15 each. Jonas added a career-high seven assists along with two steals, one block and four rebounds.
|University of Rio Grande vs||7:00pm|
|Mid-South Conference Tournament Quarterfinals|
|NAIA National Tournament March 19-24|