By Kaitlin Fahey
After playing on the road for several weeks, Georgetown’s men’s and women’s basketball teams celebrated their return to the Davis-Reid Alumni Gym last week by each racking up a win against St. Catharine College.
The No. 8 women’s team took the court first. Senior Kourtney Tyra scored the Tigers’ first field goal after just 42 seconds of play, and it was all uphill from that point on. Whenever St. Catharine began to catch up, the Tigers pulled ahead even further, maintaining a lead for the entire game. By the end of the match, Georgetown’s lead had widened to 15 points, leaving a final score of 69-54.
Tyra finished the game with 17 points and 13 rebounds, which brought her to a total of over 500 rebounds in her college career. Junior Devanny King scored 20 points and had nine rebounds, and senior Andrea Howard finished with 12 points.
The No. 13 men’s team followed, seeking to continue the evening’s good vibes. The team had suffered a prior loss to St. Catharine over winter break; fortunately, that loss was avenged this past weekend as the Tigers took an 86-81 victory.
The lead changed eight times over the course of the game as both teams fiercely competed for points. A buzzer shot by senior Monty Wilson brought the Tigers to an eight-point lead at the end of the first half; however, the St. Catharine Patriots came back fighting in the second half. With just over a minute left in the game and Georgetown only leading by three points, Wilson passed the ball to sophomore Noah Cottrill in the left corner of the court for a three-point field goal, furthering the Tigers’ lead to help secure the victory.
Wilson finished with a game-high of 23 points, Cottrill with 13, Trenity Burdine with 14 and Deondre McWhorter and Dominique Hagans with 10 each.
The weekend’s results against Campbellsville University, however, were not as sweet as those against St. Catharine. The women lost 71-85, bringing their season-to-date record to 16-5 and the men lost 68-74 in overtime, bringing their record to 18-6.
Both teams head back out on the road this week, facing Bluefield College in Va. On Thursday, Feb. 13 and University of Pikeville on Saturday, Feb. 15.