Wednesday, November 20, 2013
HIRAM, Ohio - Titan senior Gabby Holko (Pittsburgh, PA / Mt. Alvernia) scored a game- and career-high 27 points as the Westminster College women's basketball team won, 64-63, at Hiram on Wednesday night. The Titans improved to 2-1 overall, while the Terriers dropped to 1-2 for the season.
The Titans were in the lead for the majority of the first half and led 25-15 with 7:48 on the clock. Hiram, however, went on a 12-1 run and took its first lead of the game (27-26) with 3:56 remaining in the frame. The game was tied, 37-37, at halftime.
In the second half, Hiram led 55-50 with 5:53 remaining in regulation. Westminster fought back and the game was tied, 59-59, with less than three minutes on the clock. Holko gave the Titans a 62-59 lead with a three-pointer, her third of the game which was a game-high, with 1:41 remaining. Down, 64-63, Hiram missed a desperation three-pointer as time expired.
Holko shot 61.1% (11-for-18) from the floor. Titan freshman Rachel Durbin (Lowellville, OH / Lovellville) scored a career-high 12 points. Junior Courtney Klein (York, PA / Red Lion) and sophomore Carly Zandier (South Park, PA / South Park) followed with seven and six points, respectively. Klein grabbed a team-high nine rebounds, while senior Hannah Shaffer (Apollo, PA / Apollo-Ridge) pocketed a game-high four steals.
Both teams shot an identical 35.5 % from the field, while the Titans held a 47-39 rebound advantage.
Westminster will host Medaille (N.Y.) on Saturday at 2 p.m. for the Titans' home opener.
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 378 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.