Wednesday, January 16, 2013NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster senior Jenn Cantella (Freedom, PA / Freedom) converted on four free throws in the final 10 seconds of the game as the Titan women's basketball team won, 54-51, in overtime against Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Grove City Wednesday night. The Titans improved to 7-9 overall and 5-4 in the conference, while the Wolverines dropped to 6-7 overall and 5-4 in the PAC.
It was an evenly matched first half which included three ties. Grove City had its largest lead of the first half when it led 10-5 with 10:25 on the clock. Westminster took a 15-13 lead when senior Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) scored on a layup at the 5:33 mark. The game was tied 17-17 at halftime.
In the second half, Grove City had its largest lead of the game at 40-33 with 3:39 left in regulation. Westminster, however, went on a 9-2 run to tie the game at 42 with 15 seconds on the clock. The run was capped off with a layup from junior Gabby Holko (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Alvernia), while junior Hannah Shaffer (Apollo, PA / Apollo-Ridge) earned the assist.
Holko led the Titans with 16 points (6-for-13), including a game-high three three-pointers, for her seventh-straight game in double figures. Cantella followed with 13 points. Senior Andi Ridge (North Tonawanda, NY / Starpoint) added nine points to go a long with a team-high 11 rebounds. Hughes contributed with seven rebounds and six points. Rounding out the scorers for the Titans were sophomore Jenna Grandy (Sharpsville, PA / Sharpsville) and Shaffer with seven and three points, respectively. Cantella dished-out a game-high four assists.
Westminster will host Washington & Jefferson on Saturday at 2 p.m.
*Highlights courtesy of senior Liam Halferty, broadcast communications major
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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.
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