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Women's Basketball: Titans Win First PAC Game of Season, Edge Chatham 61-54

Saturday, January 4, 2014

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Westminster College women's basketball team won its first Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) game of the season after a 61-54 win at Chatham on Saturday.

Chatham (2-9, 1-3 PAC) led 24-18 with 6:13 remaining in the first half, however Westminster (4-6, 1-2 PAC) went on a 9-2 run to take a 27-26 lead with 1:52 on the clock. The first half included seven ties including the halftime score of 31-31.

The second half continued to be a back-and-forth game. The Cougars led 52-51 with 3:23 remaining in regulation; however the Titans responded and finished the game with a 10-2 run to capture its second-straight victory.

Westminster had three scorers in double-digits, including senior Gabby Holko (Pittsburgh, PA / Mt. Alvernia) who had 17 points. Classmate Courtney Zitt (Latrobe, PA / Greater Latrobe) followed with a season-high 16 points. Junior Allison Borts (Youngstown, OH / Boardman) registered her first career double-double after she tied a career-high 14 points and had a game- and career-high 13 rebounds. Senior Hannah Shaffer (Apollo, PA / Apollo-Ridge) added 10 boards, while Holko pocketed a team-high three steals.

Emily Schmidt led Chatham with a game-high 22 points and nine rebounds.

For the game, Chatham out-shot Westminster 37.3% (22-59) to 32.8% (22-67), while the Titans held a 49-41 rebound advantage.

Westminster is back on the court Wednesday when it travels to Bethany for a 6 p.m. tip-off. 

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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