Wednesday, January 9, 2013
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. - Eleventh-ranked Thomas More made 12 three-pointers en route to a 85-38 victory over Westminster College in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) women's basketball action Wednesday night. The Titans dropped to 5-9 overall and 3-4 in the PAC, while the Saints improved to 13-1 overall and 7-0 in the conference.
Thomas More jumped out to a 12-2 lead at the 16:06 mark in the first half. Westminster, down 17-7, midway through the half, cut the Saints' lead to 17-13 after a 6-0 run that was capped off by a fast-break layup from junior Gabby Holko (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Alvernia). Senior Jenn Cantella (Freedom, PA / Freedom) earned the assist. Thomas More responded with a 20-0 run and led 37-13 with 1:25 on the clock. The Saints led 42-19 at intermission and maintained their double-digit lead for the remainder of the game.
For the game, Westminster shot 37.5% (15-for-40) and Thomas More shot 50.0% (32-for-64).
Holko led the Titans with 15 points (6-of-8) for her sixth-straight game scoring in double digits. Sophomore Jenna Grandy (Sharpsville, PA / Sharpsville) scored a team-high three three-pointers. Senior Andi Ridge (North Tonawanda, NY / Starpoint) had a team-high four rebounds. Senior Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) and sophomore Courtney Klein (York, PA / Red Lion) followed with three rebounds each. Hughes tied a career-high with a team-high four steals. Cantella dished-out a team-high four assists.
Westminster will enter a three-game home stand starting with Geneva on Saturday at 2 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.