By ERIC BALMER
Junior basketball player Kourtney Tyra has been on fire as of late. In fact, Tyra has been named MSC Player of the week this past week. Her coach, Andrea McCloskey, gives much praise to her star guard and appreciates how versatile she is. “Kourtney is a well-rounded player, evident by her average in points, assists and rebounds, “ the GC coach said. ”It was amazing to see her get a triple-double so many times, and then follow that with a double-double while scoring her 1,000th point is phenomenal…” (georgetown collegeathletics.com).
Tyra, from McKee, Ky., began the week showing her broad range of skills, with a triple double (14 points, 10 rebound and 11 assists). Following that performance against No. 13 Shawnee State University, she scored 22 points and had 13 assists.
Because of her great play in the games, she made her mark in the record books. Tyra moved up the assists ranks of Georgetown, and now has 360 (fifth all-time). She has also scored 1,008 points, which is dangerously close to being tied to 20th all-time at GC. She averages 13.6 points, along with 4.9 assists and 4.8 rebounds a game in her college career.
What’s possibly even more special than her amazing stats is her selfless attitude. She obviously loves seeing others succeed as much as, if not more, than herself. “I didn’t even know I was approaching the triple-double, “ Kourtney said. “I was just playing in the flow of the game. What I’m most proud of that night was 11 assists…” (georgetowncollegeathletics.com).
A few weeks ago, GC had a nine-game away game streak. After the Tigers came home, they pleased the home crowd with two wins. Georgetown hopes Tyra continues her great, generous play as they continue to work well as a team.