By Kaitlin Fahey
Georgetown College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams traveled to Columbia, Ky. this past weekend to compete against Lindsey Wilson College in a double-header. The matches, which were originally scheduled for Saturday Jan. 25, were postponed to Sunday due to severe weather conditions. Despite the short delay, both Tiger teams were able to return to Georgetown as victors – the women achieved a final score of 80-60, and the men came back from an 11-point deficit to yield a final score of 91-87.
The women took the court first, capturing an early lead over the Lindsey Wilson Blue Raiders. The score was tied twice in the first five minutes of the game, but it was onward and upward from that point for Georgetown as the senior trio of Andrea Howard, Kourtney Tyra and Lizza Jonas led the team to their win.
Howard scored a game-high 20 points, Jonas scored 17 and Tyra scored 14, breaking 1,500 for her career. However, each player who took the court on Sunday contributed points for the Tigers: Teona McCune had eight, Devanny King had seven, Jessica Foster had six, Mykal Farris had four and Haley Armstrong and Tena Johnson each had two.
The win over Lindsey Wilson brought the women’s record to 14-3 overall and 8-1 in the Mid-South Conference.
The men’s team took the court shortly after the women’s victory. The first half was a bit shaky, as the score was tied seven times, leaving the Blue Raiders leading by three at the half. Lindsey Wilson continued their scoring streak, leading the Tigers by as many as 11 points during the second half. However, Georgetown took the lead towards the end of the game after DJ Townsend stole the ball and handed it to Noah Cottrill, who in turn passed to Monty Wilson for a layup.
It was Wilson who led the men in points, reaching a game-high of 32. Dominique Hagans, Montavious Marc and Noah Cottrill also achieved points in the double-digits.
The win over Lindsey Wilson brought the men’s record to 15-5 overall and 6-3 in the Mid-South Conference.
Both teams continue their travels this week in another double-header against the University of Rio Grande tomorrow, Jan. 30. The women’s game begins at 6 p.m., with the men’s game directly following at 8 p.m.