By ERIC BALMER
After a season of ups and downs the GC women’s basketball team has played its last game in the MSC tournament. The Tigers were able to make it past the first round but couldn’t seem to keep their momentum going. Before losing to Campbellsville University last Saturday, the Lady Tigers were on a six-game winning streak, including a first round win against Bluefield College.
On Saturday, March 2 in Frankfort’s Civic Center, Georgetown took down the Rams of Bluefield with a final score of 74-65. The No. 16 Tigers (22-8) had lost in the quarterfinal round of the MSC tournament for three straight years, but they were determined not to make it a fourth. GC did most of their work in the last half of the game, scoring almost 50 of their 74 in the second half.
The Tigers got off to a slow start, and were trailing by nine points in the first half. In fact, Devon Golden scored 18 of her 20 points in the second half. Lizza Jonas contributed greatly to the team’s success, as she scored a game-high 24 points. Both Jones and Golden had nine rebounds on the night. Kourtney Tyra had her troubles, but even she was able to finish with 14 points. She went 8-of-11 from the free throw line. Lindsey Fultz was also a crucial part of the win and was effective on the defensive side. Fultz ended the night with two rebounds.
The Georgetown women’s basketball coach was relieved that her team was able to get over the hump and win in the quarterfinals. “It’s good to survive and advance. It becomes such a mental block that you have to break that barrier as well. But, we settled down and did what we needed to do in the second half to win. In postseason, that’s the name of the game” (georgetowncollege-athletics.com).
Although the Tigers were able to advance to the next round, they couldn’t seem to overcome Campbellsville. The team shouldn’t dwell on their mistakes but should be proud of their season and build on the success they had this season.