Tuesday, February 19, 2013WAYNESBURG, Pa. - The Westminster College women's basketball team ended its 2012-13 season after a 61-53 loss to Waynesburg in the first round of the 2013 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Tournament. The Titans finished the year with an overall record of 11-15, while the Yellow Jackets improved to 14-12 overall and advance to the semifinals.
Westminster led 8-4 with 13:15 on the clock in the first half after a pair of free throws from junior Gabby Holko (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Alvernia). Waynesburg responded with a 13-2 run to take a 17-10 lead with 9:34 remaining. The Titans cut the Yellow Jackets' lead to 21-19 at the 3:41 mark after a layup from sophomore Jenna Grandy (Sharpsville, PA / Sharpsville). Waynesburg held a 27-24 halftime lead.
In the second half, the Titans tied it 30-30 when senior Katie Grandy (Sharpsville, PA / Sharpsville) found Holko for a jumper with 13:12 on the clock. Westminster took its first lead of the second half when senior Danielle Gilmore (Washington, PA / Trinity) found classmate Jenn Cantella (Freedom, PA / Freedom) who made a three-pointer to give the Titans a 37-36 lead with 10:15 remaining. Waynesburg, however, regained the lead and had its largest lead, 53-44, at the 3:47 mark.
For the game, Waynesburg out-shot Westminster 33.3% (20-60) to 30.0% (15-50). The Titans out-rebounded the Yellow Jackets, 47-32.
Cantella led all scorers with 12 points, followed by Holko with 10 points. Senior Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) and Gilmore added nine and seven points, respectively. Senior Andi Ridge (North Tonawanda, NY / Starpoint) led on the glass with a game-high 13 rebounds, while Hughes had six boards.
Elaine Hasek led Waynesburg with team-highs nine points and six rebounds.
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.