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GC finishes home games with wins

By Kaitlin Fahey
Copy Editor

basketball 300x297 GC finishes home games with winsOn Saturday, Feb. 22 the Georgetown College men’s and women’s basketball teams each played their last home match of the regular season.

Both Senior day games were against Cumberland University of Lebanon, Tenn. and were successful in sending this year’s seniors out with a bang.The women won their match with a final score of 79-43, and the men won theirs with a final score of 81-59.

The women took the court first and proved to have control over the game right off the bat. Cumberland tied the score once within the first minute, but other than that, the lead belonged to Georgetown.

Over the course of the high-scoring game, eight Tigers achieved at least one field goal. Junior Devanny King led the team with 19 points, including reaching her 900th career point in the second half. Jessica Foster had 18; Mykal Farris had nine; Lizza Jonas, Andrea Howard and Haley Armstrong each had eight; Kourtney Tyra had seven and Teonia McCune had two.

The win against Cumberland University is the third straight win for the women’s team. Amongst those three wins, the Tigers have won by an average of 21 points.

Head coach Andrea McCloskey said, “This team is a family…the past few games [have really shown] that bond…they are playing with a lot of heart and rhythm” (georgetowncollegeathletics.com).

The men’s team faced challenges as the lead changed five times in the first half due to several turnovers; however the team found its footing towards the end of the period and went into halftime with a 13-point lead. They maintained a fairly steady lead for the remainder of the game.

In a similarly high-scoring situation as the women’s team, each Tiger who set foot on the court scored at least once. Jaylen Daniel led the way with a game-high 24 points, including two three-point field goals. Monty Wilson had 13 points, Russ Middleton had 10, Noah Cottrill and Corey Washburn each had nine, Deondre McWhorter had eight, DJ Townsend had four and Montavious Marc and Brandon Burnette each finished with two.

Both teams will travel to University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky. this Thursday, Feb. 27. These games mark the end of the Tigers’ regular season play. The Mid-South Conference tournament will begin next week on March 6-9.