By Kaitlin Fahey
As regular season play was winding down, Georgetown’s men’s and women’s basketball teams found themselves in Williamsburg, Ky. on Thursday, Feb. 27 to play against teams from the University of the Cumberlands. Though both Tiger teams had beaten the Patriots earlier in the season, Georgetown fell short this time as the men lost by three points and the women lost by one.
The women, who played first, got off to a slow start – at one point late in the first half, they were down by 19 points. In the second half, the Tigers made a fierce comeback and outscored the Cumberlands by 14 points for the period; however, it ultimately was not enough. The final score was 60-61, ending the Tigers’ three-game winning streak.
Jessica Foster and Teonia McCune led the scoring for the Tigers, each finishing the game with 12 points. Andrea Howard and Devanny King each had nine, Lizza Jonas and Kourtney Tyra each had six, Haley Armstrong had four and Mykal Farris had two. As with several other games earlier in the season, each Tiger that played scored at least once.
The women finished their season with a 19-7 record, going 13-5 in the Mid-South Conference.
The men’s game was close in score throughout the entire match. At the end of the first half, the score was tied with each team having 34 points. In the second half, however, the Patriots were able to edge out the Tigers, giving the game a final score of 71-74.
Leading the Tigers’ scoring in the second game of the day was Senior Monty Wilson with a game-high 23 points. Deondre McWhorter had 13 points as well as a game-high 15 rebounds. Noah Cottrill, Jaylen Daniel and Russ Middleton each finished with eight points, Montavious Marc had six and DJ Townsend had five.
The men finished their season with a 20-9 record, going 11-7 in the Mid-South Conference.
The next step for both teams is to compete in the MSC Tournament this week in Lebanon, Tenn. The men’s team will play tomorrow, March 7 against Bluefield College and the women will play Friday, March 8 against the University of Rio Grande. Both games will tip off at 7 p.m.
In the regular season, both the men and women were victorious over their respective tournament opponents. If the Tigers advance to the semifinal games on Saturday, March 8, the men will play either the University of the Cumberlands or Campbellsville University, and the women will play either the University of the Cumberlands or the University of Pikeville.
The final games of the tournament will be played during the afternoon on Sunday, March 9.