Second-half surge

Lydia Graves scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half Monday, lifting undefeated Georgetown College to a women’s basketball win at Indiana University Southeast.

Georgetown College extended the longest undefeated streak of games to start a women’s basketball season in school history to double digits Monday night, pulling away from Indiana University Southeast for a 70-62 win in New Albany, Indiana.

Lydia Graves led the Tigers with 17 points. GC used her third-quarter hot streak to increase its 28-24 halftime lead to 52-41.

Hailey Ison added nine points for the Tigers. Malaka Frank and Alexis Stapleton each added eight. Frank also served up six assists.

No Tiger scored more than four points in a balanced first half. Georgetown led 16-13 after one period prior to its edge at the break.

Graves garnered all but two of her points in the second half.

Southeast (6-2) went on top briefly with 6:40 remaining in the third quarter. The game was then tied for the third and final time before Frank found Ison for a go-ahead three.

Graves and Stapleton each knocked down a shot from beyond the arc late in the third period. and IUSE never nudged closer than eight points in the fourth.

Josie Hockman had 15 pints and Madi Woods 12 for IU Southeast, which committed 20 turnovers and was held to 37.5 percent shooting.

Madison Darnell led the Tigers’ defense with three steals.

GC shot a tidy 11-for-13 from the free-throw line to close out the victory, already its fifth win away from Davis-Reid Alumni Gym. 

The Tigers host Voorhees College at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Kal Oakes can be reached via email at sports@news-graphic.com.

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