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Lady Tigers are making a run

Pritchett helps lead Lady Tigers to 18-1 record
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Andrew Swift
Star forward Courtney Pritchett is in her sixth year on the team.

Over the past three seasons, the Campbellsville Lady Tigers have a combined record of 80-9, which is a task that would be difficult for any team in the country. This season, the Lady Tigers have a record of 18-1, with their only loss coming from Indiana Wesleyan. Head Coach Ginger Colvin believes this team is special because of their great teamwork and comradery.

“They are great people on the floor, and they are great people off the floor,” Colvin said. “All of them have their own particular good qualities as players. They are different in a lot of ways, and I think that when you take all of those pieces and ingredients and put them together, they just work.”

With this team in particular, the roster is packed with veteran players who have been playing together for the past four to five years. There are a total of nine players who are either seniors or graduate students, which allows for a certain level of chemistry and experience that can’t be matched. One of those players is star forward Courtney Pritchett, who is in her sixth year on the team. Given the nickname “Swiss” by the voice of Lady Tiger basketball, Matt Payton, Pritchett is described as a player who can do everything on the court when needed. The nickname “Swiss” is derived from having a Swiss Army Knife in your pocket, which provides a tool or utility for any number of situations.

Thursday, Jan. 25, the Lady Tigers took down rival Lindsey Wilson College. Lindsey Wilson is now on a 16-game losing streak against the Tigers.

“I do a little bit of everything,” Pritchett said. “If I need to be scoring, I can score. If I need to be passing, I can pass. So, credit to Matt for coming up with that name, because it just depends on what game it is, and I try to fill whatever role that coach needs me to fill.”

Pritchett said many veteran players will be leaving after this year, but a player to look out for is guard Lauren Lee.

Pritchett said she loves Campbellsville and is planning to stay and assume some type of coaching position next year with the Lady Tiger basketball team.

The voice of the Lady Tiger basketball team, Matt Payton, thinks the future always looks bright with this team due to the incredible work of the coaching staff. However, with many key players leaving, Payton worries that next season the team might struggle. But he’s also confident in returning players to take on a leading role such as Lauren Lee, Paige Serafini and Bree Goudy.

“There is no shortage of talent,” Payton said. “Those kids have been around long enough to understand what it means to be a Lady Tiger. To me, even this year, it all starts with the point guard. Even with extremely talented players leaving, I don’t think that they will fall, bat an eye or miss a beat.”

Thursday, Jan. 25, Powell Athletic Center was packed as the Lady Tigers took down rival Lindsey Wilson College. Lindsey Wilson has a record of 14-6 and is now on a 16-game losing streak against the Tigers.

With the wins piling on, the Lady Tigers are hopeful for the rest of the season and a chance to win it all.

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Andrew Swift is a senior at Campbellsville University. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Swift plans on pursuing a career in the world of audio-visual services.

Swift was originally planning on playing basketball throughout college, but different circumstances led him to start bowling. He’s a member of the CU bowling team, and says it’s the greatest thing to happen to him.

In addition to bowling, Swift also enjoys playing basketball, guitar and spending time with his friends and girlfriend.

Swift hopes to work in a big venue working lights and sound for concerts after he graduates.

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