Holy Family shuts down Georgian Court
Lakewood, N.J. – Graduate student Samantha Thompson (Southampton, Pa./St. Basil’s) and senior Catherine Carr (Bernardsville, N.J./Bernards) combined for 34 points as the Holy Family University women’s basketball team defeated Georgian Court University, 83-32, in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) contest at the GCU Wellness Center Saturday afternoon.
Holy Family, ranked 16th in the recent USA Today/ESPN Division II National Top-25 Coaches’ Poll, improves to 5-2 overall and 2-0 in conference play. In the process, Holy Family increased its NCAA Division II record of consecutive regular season conference victories to 105. Georgian Court falls to 0-8 overall and 0-4 in the CACC.
Thompson finished with a game-high 18 points after shooting 6-of-8 from the field and 3-of-3 from deep range. She also collected two rebounds, two assists and two steals. Carr tallied 16 points to go along with nine rebounds, five assists and two steals.
Senior Meghan Gibson (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan) shot 3-of-5 from the field and added seven points and five boards, while sophomore Erin Mann (West Chester, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) added six points, eight rebounds and three assists.
For Georgian Court, freshman Brittany Baker led the team in scoring with 12 points, while collecting seven rebounds. Junior Samantha Foley finished with eight points and eight rebounds.
Holy Family led from the very start of the game and never looked back as the Tigers cruised to victory. With the score 11-7 in favor of Holy Family and 11:18 remaining in the first half, the Tigers went on a 21-0 run to close out the half. Holy Family increased its lead to 32-7 by halftime after its defense limited Georgian Court to ten-percent shooting from the field (3-29).
In the second half, Holy Family continued where they left off as the Tigers shot 57-percent from the field including 7-of-7 from three-point land. Holy Family’s defense again shut down Georgian Court’s offense limiting the Lions to 23.5-percent shooting from the field.
Holy Family outscored Georgian Court, 51-25, in the second half as the Tigers went on to the 83-32 victory.
Holy Family is back in action at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16 against Goldey-Beacom College in a CACC road contest.