Georgetown, Campbellsville going to NAIA tournament

Special to The State Journal Published:

LEBANON, Tenn. — Top-seeded Campbellsville erased a nine-point second-half deficit to beat No. 2 seed Georgetown 75-68 and capture the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Championship presented by the GoJohnnyGo 5K/10K Run/Walk Sunday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

Campbellsville (30-3) earned the conference’s automatic bid into the NAIA National Championships, which begin March 19 at the Frankfort Convention Center.

Georgetown — based on the conference receiving two automatic bids — earned the conference’s second automatic as runner-up of the tournament after Campbellsville won both the regular season and tournament titles.

Campbellsville used a 22-2 run to turn a 52-43 deficit with 14:23 left in the second half into a 65-54 lead with just over five minutes left in the game.

During the decisive run, Campbellsville made 8-for-14 from the field and scored on 11 of 13 possessions. Georgetown went ice cold during the same nine minutes, going 0-for-11 from the field with three turnovers.

Ellen Sholtes led Campbellsville with a game-high 20 points. Katie Allen chipped in 14 while Mary Jehlik added 12 off the bench.

Devanny King led Georgetown (21-8) with 18 points while Haley Armstrong added 17 and Kourtney Tyra contributed 15.
Georgetown senior Andrea Howard, a graduate of Franklin County High School, scored six points.

Howard played a big role in the Tigers’ 87-75 semifinal win over Pikeville Saturday, scoring 19 points.

The Tigers opened the tournament with an 87-77 win over Rio Grande Friday. Howard had nine points in that contest.

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