Saturday, December 1, 2012
LATROBE, Pa. - The Westminster College women's basketball team fell, 77-44, at Saint Vincent on Saturday in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) action. The Titans dropped to 1-5 overall and 0-2 in the conference, while the Bearcats improved to 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the PAC.
Both teams battled for the lead in the first 10 minutes of the first half. Westminster led 8-7 after senior Jenn Cantella (Freedom, Pa. / Freedom) found classmate Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) for a fastbreak layup with 11:47 left. Saint Vincent, however, outscored the Titans 33-6, paced by six three-pointers, for the remaining of the half to take a 40-14 halftime lead. Saint Vincent remained on top for the duration of the game.
For the game, Westminster shot .308 (16-of-52) from the floor, including .300 (3-of-10) from behind the three-point arc. Saint Vincent shot .483 (28-of-58), while .450 (9-of-20) from three.
Cantella and junior Gabby Holko (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Alvernia) led the Titans with 14 points each. Hughes added eight points, while junior Hannah Shaffer (Apollo, PA / Apollo-Ridge) led Westminster as she tied a career-high with seven rebounds and added four points.
Westminster will start a four-game home swing starting with Thiel on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
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.