GEORGETOWN – The Georgetown College basketball teams both lost at home Saturday, the first time both teams have lost at home on the same night in more than a decade.
Georgetown 73 (Women)
The mountain was too high to climb for Georgetown College women’s basketball team Saturday afternoon at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym. For the first time this season, the No. 6 Tigers (4-2, 2-2 Mid-South Conference) suffered a loss on their home floor.
No. 13 Campbellsville University (8-1, 5-0) came in on fire and never let up in an 89-73 win.
“We came out sluggish in the first half,” said GC coach Andrea McCloskey. “We played much better in the second half and even won the second half. If we could have put two halves together it could have been a very interesting game.”
The CU Tigers blistered the nets for 11 threes on 24 attempts (45.8 percent). Georgetown made a 12-0 run to cut the deficit to nine with just under six minutes to play.
The GC Tigers made 10 straight defensive stops in that stretch and seemed poised for another come from behind win, but an offensive foul put life back into CU. Georgetown got within nine points two more times but never got any closer.
Lizza Jonas led GC with 24 points, while Kourtney Tyra added 18 and Devon Golden 11. Franklin County graduate Andrea Howard chipped in six points.
Chelsea Craig, another FCHS graduate, scored six points for Campbellsville.
Georgetown returns to the floor at 7 p.m. Tuesday against Bellermine University in Louisville.
Georgetown 65 (Men)
The Georgetown College men’s basketball team did something it has not done in more than a decade – lose back-to-back home conference games.
The No. 3 Tigers (7-3, 1-3 Mid-South Conference) battled Campbellsville University (7-2, 3-2) to the bitter end but came up short 70-65.
Both teams struggled early with CU holding a 26-21 edge at the break. GC put together a 5-0 run to start the final 20 minutes, but that’s when Campbellsville exploded for the decisive 21-9 run.
Allan Thomas helped GC go on a 12-5 run, scoring 10 of the 12 and cutting the deficit to one possession, 64-61.
Vic Moses and Thomas combined for a 4-0 burst that had the Tigers down one, but GC did not score again as Campbellsville’s own 4-0 run ended the game.
Monty Wilson and Thomas led Georgetown with 14 points each, while Moses had 11 and Garel Craig 10.
Georgetown returns to action at 7 p.m. Monday against Knoxville College.