RedStorm Women Prepare For No. 5 Georgetown College

By
Patrick Gifford

Dateline
Updated Sat, Jan 4, 2014 11:36 am

The Rio Grande women’s basketball team will continue Mid-South Conference play when it wraps up its first road trip of 2014 against No. 5 Georgetown College on Saturday.

The RedStorm (12-3, 1-2) will seek to even up their conference record at 2-2 after falling 104-89 to the 20th-ranked Cumberlands on Thursday night.

Rio Grande was able to pull within two with eight minutes to play after battling back from a double-digit halftime deficit. But a late 11-0 run by the Cumberlands would shut the door on Rio.

The RedStorm were led by sophomore forward Sarah Bonar, who had a game-high 32 points, 12 of which coming from the free throw line. Junior guard Brianna Thomas was not far behind, tallying 31 points of her own. Thomas also added five rebounds, a team-leading seven assists and a team-leading seven steals.

Bonar and freshman center Brooke Marcum each had a team-high seven rebounds.

The Georgetown College Tigers enter the matchup at 7-3 overall and 1-1 in the MSC. The Tigers most recently fell to Shawnee State 76-59 in their first conference game of the 2014.

Senior guard Andrea Howard leads the Tigers on offense, averaging 14.4 points per game. Senior guard Kourtney Tyra leads the team with 5.4 assists per game and junior forward Devanny King grabs a team-high 6.1 rebounds per game.

Georgetown College is coached by former Rio Grande player and assistant coach Andrea McCloskey.

Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. from Davis-Reid Alumni Gym in Georgetown, Ky.

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