Monday, December 16, 2013TIFFIN, Ohio - The Westminster College women's basketball team lost, 77-66, at Heidelberg Monday night in a non-conference contest.
The Titans (2-5) led 11-0 with 16:56 on the clock in the first half. Heidelberg (8-2) regrouped and took its first lead of the game when Allie Hawkins connected on a three-pointer, giving the Student Princes a 17-16 lead with 9:22 remaining in the half. Heidelberg had its largest lead of the first half when Megan Miller drilled a three-pointer with 14 seconds remaining, putting the Student Princes in front, 38-29. Heidelberg led with the same score at intermission.
Down 40-29 in the second half, the Titans mustered a 13-4 run which was capped with a pair of free throws from freshman Morgan Haibach (Corry, PA / Corry Area) with 12:58 on the clock. Westminster would come within two points three more times, but were unable to regain the lead.
For the game, Heidelberg out-shot Westminster 40.9% (27-66) to 37.5% (21-56), however the Titans held a 44-37 rebound advantage.
Titan senior Gabby Holko (Pittsburgh, PA / Mt. Alvernia) led all scorers with 20 points (6-12), including a game-high three three-pointers. Classmate Courtney Zitt (Latrobe, PA / Greater Latrobe) followed with 10 points. Junior Allison Borts (Youngstown, OH / Boardman) added a career-high eight points. Freshman Rachel Durbin (Lowellville, OH / Lovellville), senior Hannah Shaffer (Apollo, PA / Apollo-Ridge), and junior Courtney Klein (York, PA / Red Lion) led the Titans on the glass with seven rebounds each. Holko added a game-high three steals, while Shaffer dished-out a team-high five assists.
Kathleen Phillips led the Student Princes with 19 points, while Kyra Dorney led Heidelberg with a game-high eight rebounds.
Westminster will take 12 days off and will host Carnegie Mellon on Saturday, Dec. 28, at 4 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 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.