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Knights face Georgetown on Tuesday night | Bellarmine

BellarmineLOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Bellarmine University women’s basketball team will look to continue their hot start to the season on Tuesday night, welcoming in Georgetown College to Knights Hall for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off.

Bellarmine comes into Tuesday night’s contest boasting a 4-1 record with the only setback coming in a 67-56 loss to Cedarville. Still, the Knights have been impressive in the outset playing with a newfound defensive mentality. Their stifling defense has held opponents to just 54.2 points per game and 34.6% shooting, fourth best in the conference in each category.

Rachel Greenwell‘s 13 points per game continues to lead a balanced offensive attack as the senior from Owensboro, Ky. is flanked by seven other players averaging at least six points. Five different players have led or shared the team lead in scoring in BU’s first five contests.

In the paint, Morgan Clemons has been the catalyst for the rebounding effort as the sophomore leads the team by pulling down 8.5 boards per game, with just under half of those coming on the offensive end. As a team, Bellarmine ranks second in the GLVC in rebounding margin at +8.4, having rebounded four of their five opponents.

The 4-2 Tigers are led by 5-10 junior forward Lizza Jonas, a high school teammate of Betsy Goodinat Tates Creek High School in Lexington, Ky. Jonas is averaging 19.6 points per game while shooting 58.9% from the field. Georgetown, ranked sixth in the NAIA Div.-I, features three other players that put up double-figure points.

The meeting between the Knights and the Tigers could be a look into the future as Georgetown weighs its options on a possible move to NCAA Div.-II. Bellarmine leads the all-time series 30-7, but the teams haven’t squared off since Dec. 9, 2000 when Bellarmine won 83-68 in Freedom Hall.

by Chris Cooper, Assistant Sports Information Director

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