By ERIC BALMER
The Georgetown women’s basketball team had a huge win against the University of the Cumberlands Saturday. After a loss that ended the Tiger’s six-game winning streak, GC edged out UC for the victory. They say “a win is a win” but, it’s even sweeter when one of your players ties their career-high points. That’s exactly what Junior Andrea Howard did, as she scored 12.
Coach Andrea McCloskey knew this wasn’t going to be easy and was proud her team rose to the occasion for the W. “This was a good game off the loss for us,” the Georgetown coach said. “We knew it wasn’t going to be an easy win. We knew the Patriots would make a run. They did, and we stayed the course and got the win” (georgetowncollege-athletics.com).
Georgetown had the game in the bag in the first half, but UC came back and made a game of it, in the second half. GC, ranked No. 12 (16-6, 10-3 Mid-South Conference) beat the UC Patriots (13-10, 6-8) 85-78. Howard was influential in the win. Not only did she have the most points she’s ever had in a single game, she also nailed back-to-back threes to keep the Tigers on top.
Other Tigers played crucial roles throughout the duration of the game. One of those players was Devon Golden. Devon was Golden from beyond the arch, and ended up scoring 21 on the day. She recorded six rebounds, three assists, and five steals. Another GC player that made an impact on the game was Devanny King, who scored 21 points with eight rebounds, along with three steals.
The Tigers hope the win will be the start of a new winning streak. Their next action is at home against University of Pikeville on Thursday.