Sunday, November 18, 2012
WOOSTER, Ohio - The Westminster College women's basketball team dropped two games at the Nan Nichols Classic over the weekend. The event was hosted by The College of Wooster. The Titans lost to SUNY Geneseo, 75-43, on Saturday and lost to Wooster, 50-47, on Sunday.
Against Geneseo, sophomores Jenna Grandy (Sharpsville, PA / Sharpsville) and Courtney Klein (York, PA / Red Lion) led Westminster with seven points each. This was a career-high for Klein. Senior Jenn Cantella (Freedom, PA / Freedom) added six points. Klein also grabbed a team-high five rebounds.
On Sunday, Westminster went on a 10-3 run midway through the first half to take a 17-8 lead, its largest of the game. The Titans were ahead 21-18 at halftime. Wooster battled back and tied it 35-35 with 10:09 left in regulation. The Fighting Scots took a 38-35 lead with a three-pointer and never lost the lead for the rest of the game.
Junior Hannah Shaffer (Apollo, PA / Apollo-Ridge) came off the bench to lead the Titans with six points. Senior Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) scored five points and had a game-high eight rebounds. Senior Andi Ridge (North Tonawanda, NY / Starpoint) added four points and six rebounds, while junior Courtney Zitt (Latrobe, PA / Greater Latrobe) contributed four points and four rebounds. Senior Danielle Gilmore (Washington, PA / Trinity) dished out a game-high three assists.
Westminster will host Hiram on Saturday at 2 p.m. in its home opener.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.