By ERIC BALMER
Georgetown College women’s basketball won big at home against Bluefield College this past Saturday. The Lady Tigers defeated their opponents 84-72 on Parent’s Day in the Davis-Reid Alumni Gym. GC has remained relevant in the NAIA, still ranked No. 19 in the polls.
The Bluefield Rams (16-12, 8-10 Mid South Conference) couldn’t seem to catch a break against the tough Georgetown team (18-8,12-5). GC really opened up the lead halfway through the second half, and Bluefield struggled to keep up.
Certain players of the Rams had some good performances, including Ashley White, who recorded 25 points, Tequelia McNeal scored 16 and Monique Robson ended the game with 10. Even with the great performances from specific players, Georgetown played a better all around game.
On the other side of the court, the Tigers were red hot. Although she has had difficulty with shooting recently, Andrea Howard had the most points from a GC player, with 20 points and recorded eight rebounds. Howard hit her first three shots, and even scored her first eight points. Other players, such as Devanny King had a stellar night, with a double-double (19 points and 10 rebounds). Kourtney Tyra had 17 points from the free throw line, and went 10 for 12 from the line. Devon Golden also contributed a double-double, and was able to put down 10, with 13 rebounds. Golden has been essential for Georgetown’s rebounding game; she is seventh all-time with 718 rebounds in her career at GC.
Georgetown Coach Andrea McCloskey said that you always have to be ready to change the way you play, and that she thinks her team can do a good job of that. “You have to be ready to adjust and play how you need in order to get the win,” the GC coach said. “I think we adjusted throughout and really played our style of defense in the second half.
The Tigers have their next game away against Campbellsville University on Thursday.