Women's Basketball: Titans Defeat Dominican, 87-58, for First Win of Season

Saturday, November 16, 2013

RIVER FOREST, Ill. - The Westminster College women's basketball team won, 87-58, over Dominican on Saturday in the final day of the North Park/Dominican Classic. The Titans improved to 1-1 overall, while Dominican dropped to 0-2 for the season.

Westminster's 87 points were the most since the Titans scored a school-record 96 against Pitt-Bradford in 2007.

In a back-and-forth first half, Westminster took its largest lead of the half, 40-32, after sophomore Carly Zandier (South Park, PA / South Park) scored on a layup with 12 seconds remaining before halftime.

The Titans picked up where they left off in the second half as they went on an 11-0 run, capped off by two free throws from junior Courtney Klein (York, PA / Red Lion), and took a 51-32 lead with 13:56 on the clock. Westminster led by as much as 39 points when sophomore Andrea Marsh (Panama, NY / Panama Central) scored a layup, putting the Titans ahead 83-44 with 3:06 left in regulation.

Ten Titans registered points paced by Marsh who had a game- and career-high 17 points (7-for-9). Senior Hannah Shaffer (Apollo, PA / Apollo-Ridge) recorded her second double-double in a row with 10 points and a game- and career-high 13 rebounds. Also scoring in double-digits were senior Courtney Zitt (Latrobe, PA / Greater Latrobe) and Klein with 14 and 10 points, respectively. Klein's 10 points marked a career-high.

Senior Gabby Holko (Pittsburgh, PA / Mt. Alvernia), Zandier, and junior Jenna Grandy (Sharpsville, PA / Sharpsville) chipped in with nine, eight, and seven points respectively. Junior Allison Borts (Youngstown, OH / Boardman) added six points, while freshman Toi Brown (Youngstown, OH / Youngstown Christian) and freshman Rachel Durbin (Lowellville, OH / Lovellville) scored three points each. Zandier added eight rebounds, while Durbin tallied six. Shaffer dished-out a game-high four assists and tied Holko with a team- and game-high three steals.

For the game, Westminster outshot Dominican 49.3% (36-73) to 24.7% (18-73). The Titans also had a 55-43 rebound advantage.

Westminster will travel to Hiram on Wednesday with a starting time of 7 p.m.

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