Saturday, February 8, 2014
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College women's basketball team won, 71-59, at home against Chatham in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) action on Saturday.
Westminster (12-9, 9-5 PAC) was in the lead for the entire game and led by as much as 14 points (37-23) with 15:48 on the clock in the second half.
Chatham (3-18, 2-12 PAC), down 46-35 with 11:20 remaining in the game, cut Westminster's lead to 50-47 after a 12-4 run with 7:35 to play. The Cougars got within three points again with 5:47 minutes on the clock, but were unable to close the gap.
Three Titans scored in double-figures, led by senior Gabby Holko (Pittsburgh, PA / Mt. Alvernia) who scored a game-high 19 points. Classmate Courtney Zitt (Latrobe, PA / Greater Latrobe) and junior Allison Borts (Youngstown, OH / Boardman) followed with 18 and 16 points, respectively. Borts also led Westminster on the glass with 11 rebounds for her second double-double of the season. Freshman Rachel Durbin (Lowellville, OH / Lowellville) pocketed a game-high four steals and also tied Zitt with a game-high five assists. The five assists marked a career-high for both Durbin and Zitt.
Dana Eastman led Chatham with 14 points, while teammate Jesse Hinkle tallied a game-high 16 rebounds.
For the game, Chatham shot 33.9% (21-62), while Westminster shot 33.3% (20-60). The Titans out-rebounded the Cougars 50-42.
Westminster will travel to Thomas More (21-0, 14-0 PAC) next Wednesday with a starting time of 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 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 www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.