Saturday, December 8, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Senior Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) scored a career-high 24 points (10-of-15) as the Westminster College women's basketball team won, 74-49, over Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Chatham University on Saturday.
Tied 4-4 early in the first half, Westminster went on an 11-0 run to lead 15-4 with 15:18 on the clock. The Titans had their largest lead of the half when sophomore Allison Borts (Youngstown, OH / Boardman) scored on a layup that gave Westminster a 32-14 lead with 4:05 remaining.
Westminster maintained its double-digit lead for the remainder of the game. The Titans' largest lead was 27, when senior Katie Grandy (Sharpsville, PA / Sharpsville) found freshman Andrea Marsh (Sharpsville, PA / Sharpsville) for a layup that gave Westminster a 71-44 lead with 3:31 left in the game.
For the game, eight Titans registered points. Hughes scored 20 of her 24 points in the first half. Senior Andi Ridge (North Tonawanda, NY / Starpoint) and sophomore Jenna Grandy (Sharpsville, PA / Sharpsville) also scored in double figures with 15 and 12 points, respectively. Grandy had a game high three three-pointers (3-of-4). Senior Jenn Cantella (Freedom PA, Freedom) scored eight points, while junior Gabby Holko (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Alvernia) earned five. Katie Grandy and Borts had four points each, while Marsh added two. Ridge had a game-high seven rebounds, followed by Hughes with six. Cantella dished-out a career-high eight assists.
For the game, Westminster shot 42.6% (26-of-61) and Chatham shot 32.8% (19-of-58). The Titans out-rebounded the Cougars 43-to-37.
The Titans will take a 10-day break and will host Pitt-Greenburg on Dec. 18 at 6 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.