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GC women’s basketball suffers first home loss of the season

By ERIC BALMER
Staff Writer

The Georgetown College women’s basketball team (4-2, 2-2 Mid-South Conference) couldn’t come up with a win against rival Campbellsville University (8-1, 5-0). This was the first loss at home of the season for the women’s basketball team. No. 6 GC couldn’t come back against No. 13 Campbellsville with the score of 89-73.

GC was able to outscore the CU Tigers in the second half, but Georgetown fell behind in the first half and just couldn’t keep up. GC coach Andrea McCloskey said her team was a little slow in the first half but played well in the second half. The first half was just too much to overcome for the Tigers.

“We came out sluggish in the first half,” said the Tigers coach. “We had played much better in the second half, and even won the second half. If we could have put two halves together it could have been a very interesting game” (georgetowncollegeathletics.com). But, unfortunately, Georgetown was plagued by their play in the first half.

Campbellsville had a great offensive night, and had a shooting percentage of 45.8 percent. CU was hot from beyond long range (11 three-pointers in 24 attempts). The GC Tigers at one point cut the lead to nine after a 12-0 run in the second half. GC was able to cut the deficit to nine a few other times, but the Tigers of Campbellsville didn’t let them take the game away. Georgetown had some success on defense in the second half, and had 10 straight stops on defense. For the Tigers, Lizza Jonas scored 24 points, Kourtney Tyra put up 18 and Devon Golden contributed 11.

This loss by Georgetown comes after a 69-62 home win against Lindsey Wilson College. The Tigers play next at Bellarmine University on Dec. 4 at 7p.m. Then, starting Dec. 15, the Georgetown College women’s basketball team starts play in the Shawnee Classic in Portsmouth, Ohio.