Men’s and women’s basketball
By ANDY RUSSELL
teams wrap up road games
Both the GC men’s and women’s basketball teams finished up their regular season road games this past week with games at University of the Cumberlands and Lindsey Wilson. Both teams won at Cumberlands and then both were bested by the Blue Raiders at Lindsey Wilson.
The GC women were the first game of the day and they pulled off a rare road win; a feat they have accomplished only once this season before last Thursday. They did this with poise, precision and a great game from Devon Golden, who accomplished a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds, a career high. Kourtney Tyra added 17 points and four assists and Mandi Boykin chipped in ten points to the effort. This was an important game for the Tigers as they put themselves in position to make a push at the MSC Conference Tournament by playing a play-in game on Monday at Davis-Reid gym.
The Tigers have played well at home and with a win they will advance to
the rest of the tournament on March 3-6. Coming off a big road win, the GC women headed into Lindsey Wilson on their Senior Day to try and spoil the fun. However, in the end, the Blue Raiders came away with the victory, 84-72. Like many of their losses this season, they gave up open shots to a good shooter and Viktoria Krell finished with 23 points against the Tigers. Kourtney Tyra had 22 points for the Tigers and Mikkah Rogers tallied 15 points and three rebounds.
The Tigers go into their last two games tied for seventh in the conference with St. Catharine and still have a shot at the sixth seed in the conference. They have two games left against the University of Rio Grande and West Virginia Tech. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. tonight.
The men, on the other hand, are sitting at the top of the conference with a 13-3 conference record and are looking to finish the season on a positive note with two games left against Rio Grande and West Virginia Tech. They couldn’t look ahead and had to take care of business at the University of the Cumberlands and Lindsey Wilson.
Their first game against Cumberlands was a success as the Tigers took home the win, 78-71. Tyrone Shelley gave the team a huge contribution with 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Vic Moses also chipped in 12 points and Matt Walls and Johonne Hamilton added 10 each. This gave the Tigers at least a share of the MSC regular season title and put them in good spirits heading into Lindsey Wilson.
Those good spirits were short-lived, however, as the Tigers couldn’t handle the Blue Raiders and lost their fourth game of the season, 59-63. Tyrone Shelley led the Tigers in scoring again with 20 points and 12 rebounds, his second straight 20 point game. Vic Moses chipped in 13 points as well. Lindsey Wilson won the game on a 5-0 run over the remaining 1:16 to take the lead and they wouldn’t give it up. This sent the Tigers home with a loss, but they can still win the MSC title by winning one of their remaining two games this week. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. today. Come out and support both the men and the women as they wrap up their regular seasons and head into post-season play.
Intramural athletics begin
By ANDY RUSSELL
again with spring semester
So if you’re like me and you played sports in high school but say you weren’t big enough, strong enough or gifted enough to play them in college, then you do what everyone else does: you play intramurals. Intramural sports are a great way to get involved at GC, meet people, get some exercise and foster some good competition.
What if you are not in a fraternity or sorority? It doesn’t matter at all. The ladies of Flowers, Pierce and Allen all have a team and the ladies of Knight Hall have a team as well. The men of Collier Hall and Anderson Hall each have their own teams. Intramurals aren’t something only Greeks participate in: they are a great way to get out of the dorm and have some fun around campus. It even takes me back to my old high school days on the field and perhaps it will do the same for you.
Intramural athletics at GC is something that we do for fun, but there is a point system that goes with it and at the end of the school year the intramural champions are crowned. There are points based on every sport, with the winner of the sport getting the most points and so on.
Fall semester intramurals finished up with the men of Kappa Alpha and the ladies of Phi Mu in the lead. Below are the sports that are going to be offered in the spring semester and the standings as they were at the end of the semester. If you have questions about getting involved in intramurals see your RA or RD in your dorm and ask them how you can get invloved.
We’ll see you out on the field.
On the men’s side:
1. Kappa Alpha – 480
2. PHA – 385
3. Lambda Chi – 330
4. Anderson – 120
5. Pi Kappa Alpha – 95
6. Phi Kappa Tau – 65
7. Collier – 0
8. East Campus – 0
9. Faculty – 0
On the women’s side:
1. Phi Mu – 630
2. Sigma Kappa – 440
3. Kappa Delta – 250
4. Indy Women – 140
5. Alpha Gam – 155
6. East Campus – 0
*See your RD, RA or Athletic Chair for registration deadlines or visit georgetowncollege.edu/studentlife/intramurals.