Georgetown College women’s basketball started strong, but fell victim of the dreaded second quarter again Thursday in Williamsburg, Ky. The Tigers (7-17, 1-8) were tied after the first 10 minutes, but got outscored by double figures in the second quarter and eventually lost 68-47 to the University of the Cumberlands.
In Mid-South Conference play, GC is averaging 11.9 points in the second 10 minutes – including nine against Patriots. After scoring the first three points of the difficult quarter, the visitors were outscored 21-6, including a 12-0 run.
The team showed spurts of offense and were always battling, going to the rim hard – five of the nine points came off of moves down low. Martina Lytle gave the Tigers a 19-16 lead with a basket off a Hailey Ison assist. After the big UC fueled by four straight three-pointers, it was Raegan Williams muscling it up and getting the foul for an old fashion three.
However, it was not enough to counteract the home team’s attack, which once again relied heavily on the deep ball. The Patriots were nine-of-17 from deep, in Georgetown earlier this year they were 10-of-19.
GC almost played even in the second half, but shots around the rim just did not fall, making for an even longer evening for the visitors.
Georgetown is back in action 2 pm Saturday hosting Life University.