By ERIC BALMER
Georgetown Coach Andrea McCloskey said this about her team’s past weekend: “It was a wild trip this past weekend, but now we can look at the more than a month on the road and be thankful. I think it helped us in this situation, and we picked up a pair of big road wins” (GC athletics website).
The Tigers edged out the University of Virginia College at Wise 55-53. GC, who is ranked No. 16, trailed the Cavaliers by six in the first half, but were able to come up with the win. With the win on Monday, the women of the GC basketball squad improved their record to 13-6 and 7-3 in the Mid-South Conference. In the middle of their road trip, in which they’ve already won two games, Georgetown will have four more games in their stretch of away games.
Two days prior to the Tigers’ victory over the Cavaliers, GC took care of business against University of Pikeville, at their place. Georgetown ran into some snowy weather while going to Wise, postponing that game until Monday. But, despite the adversity, GC put down Pikeville handily, 77-52. According to McCloskey, they knew this game was going to be hard because of some sickness and other ailments, but they worked through them for a big win (georgetowncollege athletics.com).
GC’s defense showed up big against Pikeville’s Chelsea Cluesman, who averages 19.5 points a game. Cluesman was only able to put two points on the scoreboard in the first half. On the other side, there were an impressive four Tigers that reached double-digits. Andrea Howard had 13 points, Devanny King put up 12 points and 12 rebounds, Lizza Jones had 12 points and eight rebounds, and finally Kourtney Tyra had 10 points with seven rebounds.
Georgetown Women’s basketball heads back into action on the road Thursday at 6 p.m. against No. 20 Shawnee State University (15-6, 6-4).