Wednesday, February 13, 2013
GROVE CITY, Pa. - The Westminster College women's basketball team lost, 62-53, at Grove City Wednesday night. The Titans dropped to 10-14 overall and 8-9 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference, while the Wolverines improved to 9-12 overall and 8-9 in the conference.
The Wolverines had their largest lead of the first half when they led 19-8 with 10:10 on the clock. Westminster rallied and cut Grove City's lead to 19-17 after a 9-0 run which was capped off from a three-pointer from senior Jenn Cantella (Freedom, PA / Freedom) with 7:32 remaining in the half. Classmate Danielle Gilmore (Washington, PA / Trinity) earned the assist. Grove City led 32-23 at halftime.
The Titans continued to battle and cut Grove City's lead to 56-52 with 2:39 remaining in regulation after a three-pointer from Hannah Shaffer (Apollo, PA / Apollo-Ridge). Westminster, however, was not able to break through Grove City's lead.
For the game, Westminster outshot Grove City 37.0% (20-for-54) to 35.1% (20-for-57). The Wolverines outrebounded the Titans, 45-33.
Cantella led the Titans and tied a game- and career-high with 20 points, including a game-high five three-pointers. Shaffer followed with 11 points. On the glass, seniors Andi Ridge (North Tonawanda, NY / Starpoint) and Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) led Westminster with nine and eight rebounds, respectively. Gilmore dished-out a team-high four assists.
Leah Gibson led Grove City with 20 points, while Annie Wells had a team-high 10 rebounds.
Westminster will play its final regular season game on Saturday at Geneva at 5:30 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.