Lady Tigers win againBy JORDAN ROWE
You win one; you lose one. That was the story for the Georgetown College women’s basketball team this past week. The Lady Tigers defeated Rio Grande, 73-58, at Davis-Reid Alumni Gymnasium on Thursday. But, the Georgetown women fell at No. 8 Campbellsville on Saturday by a FInal of 95-78.
The split left the Lady Tigers at 14-9 overall and 5-3 in the Mid-South Conference. They trail Campbellsville for the Mid-South Conference lead by three games. “I’m pleased with the way we are playing defensively. I’m pleased with our intensity level. And I’m pleased with where we are in the conference standing right now,” said Coach Susan Johnson. Freshman Guard Kourtney Tyra was a major factor in both games. She put up 21 points, grabbed three rebounds against Rio Grande and added 17 points and seven rebounds against Campbellsville.
Coach Johnson said, “She’s a great freshman. She’s a candidate for Freshman of the Year in the conference this year. She’s doing really good things for us.” Emily Drees contributed 11 points against Rio Grande and added 12 points against Campbellsville. Devon Golden scored 10 points in the win over Rio Grande. Mandi Boykin added 12 points in the loss to Campbellsville.
The Lady Tigers shot below 50% from the FIeld in both games. The team committed 16 turnovers against Rio Grande, but shot over 94% from the free throw line. They turned the ball over 18 times against Campbellsville, and hit 84% of their shots from the charity stripe. Thursday’s game against Rio Grande marked the first ever meeting between the two teams. Rio Grande joined the Mid-South Conference this past year. Leah Kendro was a major force for the Red Storm, scoring 14 points and grabbing five rebounds.
Saturday’s loss was highlighted by the play of Campbellsville’s Whitney Ballinger. Ballinger scored 34 points and picked up 14 rebounds after being named NAIA Player of the Week for the third time this season. The Georgetown women hope to rebound against the University of the Cumberlands on Thursday night at home. “It’s a big game for us in terms of the standings. It’s a long shot for us to finish higher than third, but a win against Cumberlands on Thursday can put us solidly in that position,” said Coach Johnson. Tip time is set for 6 p.m. at Davis-Reid Alumni Gymnasium.
All-Star No-StarBy ANDY RUSSELL
It’s time for one of the biggest jokes in all of sports history: the NBA All-Star game. This is the time of the year where all of the egotistic, self-concerned, filthy rich NBA players get together to sell-out a crowd that wouldn’t fill a women’s NBA game. Yet people still go. You know, I can go to my hometown and watch people with egos the size of the court play around. But why not, let’s put it on TV and make a weekend out of it! I’m not bashing the NBA or basketball. I am an avid NBA fan and a huge basketball fan. I just hate the All-Star weekend. To show you how great these all-stars really are off the court, here are some famous allstar quotes.
“My career was sputtering until I did a 360 and got headed in the right direction.”
-I’m no math major but…
“I can’t really remember the names of the clubs that we went to.”
-Shaq was asked whether or not he had visited the Parthenon while in Greece.
“Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds the other team below 100 points they almost always win.”
-Thanks for the scoop Doug.
“I have a family to feed.”
-Spree said this after denying a 21 million dollar contract. 21 million? What an insult.
“Professional athletes should not be expected to be role models.”
-Of course Charles. What were we thinking?
You have to love those NBA All-Stars. Hopefully the All-Star game will do a 180 (take notes, McGrady) and go away.