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Second-half woes spell defeats for Lady Tigers

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Georgetown and Shawnee State prevail in Powell Athletic Center.

By CU Press Release

 

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Campbellsville has been having a hard time holding half-time leads and on Jan. 28 the story was no different. The Lady Tigers were unable to secure a five-point lead and lost to Georgetown 75-63.
“We’re just not finishing,” head coach Ginger Colvin said. “We’re starters, but we’re not finishers. But I’m not going to give up on this team.”
CU (14-9, 5-5) shot 36 percent in the first half and only turned it over four times. But, mid-way through the second half the Lady Tigers were hitting at a 27 percent clip and had turned the ball over five times while Georgetown constructed a 58-48 lead.
“I’m just disgusted with the losses,” Colvin continued. “It’s not from a lack of effort. I think it may be because we are still really young. This conference is just brutal.”
Mackenzie Lee led Campbellsville with 18 points and was joined in double figures by Chelsea Craig with 13, only two after the half.
The loss was the third in a row for CU in conference play and dropped them into fourth place in the MSC standings. The win reversed a Thursday night loss to St. Catharine for Georgetown.
The Lady Tigers go on the road Feb. 2 to Rio Grande and will visit West Virginia Tech on Feb. 4.

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Campbellsville University’s 19th-ranked Lady Tigers were out-pointed 26-12 over the final 12 minutes and dropped a home Mid-South Conference encounter 62-58 to Shawnee State on Jan. 26.
The Lady Tigers, 14-8 overall and 5-4 in the MSC, looked to be in decent shape when Courtney Clifton’s right baseline three-pointer put coach Ginger Colvin’s club up 46-36 with 12:40 left.
Campbellsville built its lead on the play of post players Chelsea Craig and  Hayley Hellyer who combined for 14 first-half points.
However, the Lady Tigers  could manage only five field goals and two free throws down the stretch while the No. 11-rated Lady Bears had a three-point play, hit three three-pointers, tallied five baskets in the paint and four more free throws to improve to 17-6, 7-2.
Craig paced CU with 16 points while Clifton finished with 14.