Saturday, January 5, 2013WAYNESBURG, Pa. - Titan junior Gabby Holko (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Alvernia) scored a career-high 19 points, however the Westminster College women's basketball team lost 57-51 to Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Waynesburg College Saturday night. The Titans dropped to 5-8 overall and 3-3 in the PAC and the Yellow Jackets improved to 5-8 overall and 4-2 in the conference.
Waynesburg scored first with a three-pointer at the 16:28 mark. Westminster took its first lead of the game with 8:22 remaining in the first half when junior Hannah Shaffer (Apollo, PA / Apollo-Ridge) found sophomore Jenna Grandy (Sharpsville, PA / Sharpsville) for a fastbreak three-pointer to give the Titans a 17-15 lead. The Yellow Jackets, however, had a 29-26 lead at halftime.
Westminster was unable to break in front for the remainder of the game despite cutting the Yellow Jackets' lead to one point, 50-49, with 2:38 on the clock after senior Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) split a pair of free throws.
Holko shot a game- and career-high 6-for-14 from the floor, including a game-high 3-for-9 behind the three-point arc. Hughes and senior Andi Ridge (North Tonawanda, NY / Starpoint) followed with seven points each, while senior Katie Grandy (Sharpsville, PA / Sharpsville) scored career-high six points. Shaffer dished-out a game-high three assists. Ridge had a game- and team-high 10 rebounds, followed by Shaffer and Jenna Grandy with seven boards each. Shaffer also pocketed a team-high two steals.
The Titans will travel to Thomas More on Wednesday 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.