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Women's Basketball: Cantella's Career-High 20 Points Leads Westminster in 72-49 Win Over Bethany

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Titan senior Jenn Cantella (Freedom, PA / Freedom) scored a game- and career-high 20 points as the Westminster College women's basketball team won, 72-49, over Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Bethany College Wednesday night inside Buzz Ridl Gymnasium. The Titans improved to 5-7 overall and 3-2 in the conference, while the Bison dropped to 4-8 overall and 2-3 in the league.

In the first half, Westminster had an early 9-2 lead with 15:59 on the clock after junior Hannah Shaffer (Apollo, PA / Apollo-Ridge) found senior Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) for a layup. Up 25-16 with 6:57 left in the half, the Titans orchestrated 11-2 run to lead 36-18 at intermission.

Westminster never lost its double-digit lead for the remainder of the game and had its largest lead of the game at the 5:06 mark in the second half when it led 67-40.

Cantella was 7-for-11 from the floor, including a game-high 5-for-6 from three-point range. Hughes, junior Gabby Holko (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Alvernia), and senior Andi Ridge (North Tonawanda, NY / Starpoint) also scored in double-digits for the Titans with 16, 14, and 12 points, respectively. Ridge led on the glass with a game-high nine rebounds. Hughes and Holko followed with eight and six boards, respectively. Holko pocketed a team-high three steals, while Cantella and junior Hannah Shaffer (Apollo, PA / Apollo-Ridge) dished-out a game-high four assists each.

Westminster looks to make it two-straight wins when they travel to Waynesburg on Saturday at 7 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 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 to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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