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Bears drop MSC opener

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Five players reached double figures and Georgetown College had more steals than turnovers as it opened Mid-South Conference play with an 86-66 win over the University of Pikeville on Saturday afternoon.

The win raised the Tiger record to 6-1 overall while UPIKE fell to 1-3 on the season.

Pikeville opened the game with a three-point lead and led 5-2 after sophomore Brogan Conley hit a jumper with 18:42 left in the first half.

But Georgetown quickly took over, getting the Bears in foul trouble in the post. The Tigers led 41-29 at the half.

UPIKE pulled within 11 three times in the second half but got no closer.

Freshman Nicole Lyons led the Bears with 12 points, hitting 5-of-9 from the field. Freshman Whitney Belle Jackson fired in 11 while Conley finished with 10 points and led the team with seven rebounds.

Georgetown was paced by freshman Angie Lawrence, who came off the bench to toss in 16. Freshman Dev King followed with 15 and added seven rebounds. Junior Devin Golden tossed in 13 while adding seven rebounds.

Sophomore Andrea Howard recorded a double-double, scoring 11 and pulling down 11 rebounds, six of which came off the offensive glass. Senior Gina Beining recorded 10 points.

The teams return to action on Monday night. UPIKE will host No. 4 Shawnee State University at 6 p.m., while Georgetown will be at U.Va.-Wise for a 6 p.m. contest.

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