By ERIC BALMER
The Lady Tigers of the Georgetown College basketball team took care of business against Shawnee State University on Thursday, Jan. 24, by the score of 85-58. The No. 13 Tigers showed no mercy on No. 19 SSU. Shawnee stayed with Georgetown briefly in the first half, but the Tigers proved too much for the Portsmouth, Ohio team.
The Bears gave the women in orange and black trouble, going on a 12-1 run at the end of the first half. GC, fortunately, regained their composure and worked together for a solid victory. Leading the effort was, unsurprisingly, Kourtney Tyra. She recorded seven assists and 20 points on the night. Lately, she’s been on a hot streak. In fact, she’s not only the team’s leading scorer, but she’s fourth in GC women’s basketball in assists. Other players are contributing in big ways as well. Andrea Howard, after coming back from a wrist injury scored 17, Lizza Jones had 14 and Jessica Foster recorded 10 points.
Georgetown Coach, Andrea McCloskey is obviously thrilled with the way her team has been playing. She praises her teams well-rounded play. “We have a very balanced attack. That’s the way we like it. Over this past stretch of games, we’ve probably had a different leading scorer almost every night. We like to zero in on defense and know that the offense will be there” (georgetowncollegeathletics.com).
The Tigers have a record of 14-6, 8-3 in the Mid-South Conference, and they are currently third in the league standings. On Saturday, Georgetown beat the University of Rio Grande 94-68. With the Win, the Tigers are on a six-game win streak, and will play at home against Cumberland on Jan. 31. The game will be at home at 6:00 p.m., as the women of GC basketball try to continue their winning ways.