By JORDAN ALVES
CU sports information director
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Lady Tiger basketball held Georgetown to only one third quarter
field to break the opening round game of the Mid-South Conference Tournament wide
open, leading to a 85-64 Campbellsville win.
The win moves the Lady Tigers to the semifinal of the MSC Tournament, which CU will
play the winner of three-seed Lindsey Wilson and sixth-seeded University of the
Cumberlands. Tipoff is scheduled for Saturday, March 3 at Noon ET.
Campbellsville (25-4) allowed only four third-quarter points for Georgetown and led
72-37 after the third. Georgetown rallied late by out-scoring CU 27-13 in the final
quarter, but it was too little too late.
Lexxus Graham and Savannah Gregory both tallied 14 points, as Gregory drained four
3-pointers and Graham followed with two. The Lady Tigers finished with 10 made
triples – the second highest mark of the season (11 vs. Life).
Caitlin Hall was a passing machine, dishing out seven assists. CU also scored 40
points off 27 Georgetown turnovers. CU finished with 19 steals and dished out 15
assists on 30 made buckets.
Both teams started on fire in the first quarter, but it was the Lady Tigers leading
by 10, 27-17.
Georgetown cut the lead to two, 19-17, but with 1:00 left in the frame, Lexxus
Graham buried her second 3 and was followed with a triple by redshirt freshman
Savannah Gregory. To end the period, Caitlin Hall picked up her third assist and
found Jordan Doram for her eighth point to give CU an 8-0 run and 10-point
Campbellsville used the long ball once again in the second frame, as Graham found
Caitlin Hall for a triple and Gregory followed with her second 3 to put CU ahead,
Cristin Hall matched the Lady Tigers’ largest lead with a runner off glass putting
CU ahead, 46-31. Her twin sister, Caitlin Hall, used an extra pass on the final
possession of the first half to find Madison Clements for a 15-foot jumper and CU
led by 15 at the break, 48-33.
In the first half, the Lady Tigers forced 16 turnovers and scored 28 points off
those. CU also out-rebounded Georgetown, 16-8, in the first 20 minutes.
The third quarter was the dagger for Georgetown. Campbellsville held Georgetown to
only hitting one field goal in the third quarter and CU kept the pedal to the floor
as Gregory hit her third and fourth 3s. Cristin Hall got in on the action by
swishing her first triple to put CU ahead, 70-37.
Campbellsville out-scored Georgetown by 20 points, 24-4, and led 72-37 after the
Coach Colvin was able to play a few reserves in the final period. Cristin Hall
buried her second 3 and Madison Kaiser nailed another for the 10th triple of the day
Kennedy Flynn led Georgetown (8-22) with 20 points, while Shelby Beam ended her
career with 11 points.
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