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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.

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 378 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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