Saturday, December 28, 2013NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College women's basketball team lost, 100-59, to non-conference foe Carnegie Mellon on Saturday inside Buzz Ridl Gymnasium.
Westminster (2-6) led 14-10 with 12:47 on the clock in the first half when senior Gabby Holko (Pittsburgh, PA / Mt. Alvernia) drained a three-pointer. Carnegie Mellon responded with a 32-4 run and took a commanding 42-18 lead with 4:14 remaining in the half. The Tartans led 49-30 at halftime.
Carnegie Mellon maintained its lead for the rest of the game and took its largest lead of 41 points (100-59) when it scored a jumper with four seconds left in regulation.
For the game, Carnegie Mellon out-shot Westminster 49.4% (40-81) to 31.3% (21-67) and out-rebounded the Titans 52-39.
The Titans had three scorers in double-digits, led by Hoko with 13 points (4-12). Freshman Shelby Brown (New Castle, PA / Mohawk) followed with a stellar performance in her Titan debut with 12 points, while classmate Rachel Durbin (Lowellville, OH / Lovellville) scored 10 points. Junior Courtney Klein (York, PA / Red Lion) led on the glass with a team-high seven rebounds and had a team-best two blocks. Freshman Toi Brown (Youngstown, OH / Youngstown Christian) added a career-high six boards.
Gabrielle West led Carnegie Mellon with a game-high 17 points. The Tartans' Lindsay Poss and Lisa Murphy grabbed down a game-high eight rebounds each.
Westminster will look to snap a five-game losing streak as it travels to Pitt-Greensburg tomorrow for a 6 p.m. tip-off.
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.