By ERIC BALMER
The ladies of the Georgetown College basketball team kept their heads up after their first loss to Bluefield College, and GC got the job done on the road against St. Catharine. On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, after not winning in Springfield in almost two years, the Tigers (3-1, 1-1 Mid-South Conference) took down the Patriots (3-2, 0-2) in a 78-69 game. No. 6 Georgetown has started off the season strong, the only blemish being the loss to Bluefield.
Because of their difficulty at St. Catharine, Tiger Coach Andrea McCloskey realized the magnitude of her team’s win. The coach was proud of how her team stepped up and performed on the road. “This is a tough gym to play in,” McCloskey said. “We’ve struggled here in the past, and I’m just really pleased to see how we came out tonight” (georgetowncollegeathletics.com).
Many Georgetown players contributed to the team’s overall success. Kourtney Tyra was in a rhythm, and had 24 points, with five three-pointers (scoring back-to-back at one point), seven rebounds and six assists. Lizza Jonas also brought her A game, and she was able to score double digits (23 points, 12 rebounds for the night) as well. Other contributing players were Lindsay Fultz with 12 points, and Devon Golden recorded 11 points and eight rebounds for the night.
At halftime, Georgetown College had an eight-point lead going into halftime, but the Patriots weren’t ready to lie down. St. Catharine started the second half scoring seven unanswered points. Jonas finally scored for the Tigers two minutes into the second half.
For the Patriots, Reilly Poirier scored double-digits, and recording 22 points. Rianne Hofstraat had a good night and had a double-double; she had 11 points and 12 rebounds. Machera Calhoun was also able to score 18 points for St. Catharine.
Georgetown doesn’t see action again until Nov 29, when Lindsey Wilson College (4-1, 2-1) comes to town.