By ERIC BALMER
The GC women’s basketball team has started out the season perfect. They’ve won both of their games by double digits. The Tigers beat down Mid-Continent 97-45 in the 19th Annual Habitat Classic at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym, in their first game. In the second game, the Tigers edged out Trevecca Nazarene University 83-73.
Georgetown, ranked No. 6 in the NAIA, was simply to good against Mid-Continent; in fact, five Tigers scored double digits:: Lizza Jonas leading the scoring with 19, Devanny King scoring just one below Jonas with 18, Devon Golden with a solid 16, Lindsay Fultz just shy of that with 15 and Haley Armstrong making double digits with 10.
GC coach Andrea McCloskey was happy with her team’s start and thought the defense played well. She was pleased with the effort, but was ready to look forward to the next competition. “This was a good start,” the Tiger coach said. ”We had balance and played good defense. We hit the boards hard. I was pleased with the effort for our first game. Now we have another challenge to think about tomorrow” (georgetowncollegeathletics.com).
The GC Tigers took a huge first half lead of 51-23, but TNU came alive in the second half. In the second half, Trevecca went on a 25-9 run, but Georgetown scored 23 points in the final nine minutes to pull out a win.
Junior Lizza Jonas had another offensively productive night, scoring 24 points and recording 12 rebounds. GC players Golden, King and Tyra all scored double digits. Haley Armstrong and Jessica Foster were also able to be productive off the bench.
Coach McCloskey was glad that her team came together and didn’t let their opponents get the best of them. The GC coach said, “It was a total team effort to not get completely flustered and have them come all the way back” (georgetowncollegeathletics.com).