Saturday, January 3, 2009
WASHINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College women's basketball team suffered a 79-49 loss at Washington & Jefferson on Saturday afternoon in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) action.
The Titans' record falls to 3-7 overall and 0-3 in the PAC while the Presidents improve to 10-1 overall and 3-0 in the league.
Senior guard Gina Brunetti (Canfield, Ohio/Cardinal Mooney) led the Titans with 11 points followed by junior guard Amy Dolsak (McDonald, Ohio/McDonald) with 10 points and senior forward Katherine Khattab (Bixby, Okla./Bixby) with nine.
Junior guard Lynn Riley (Indiana, Pa./Indiana) paced Westminster with nine rebounds and five assists to go with her six points.
Three Washington & Jefferson players scored in double figures led by Maggie Gibson's game-high 20 points. Stephanie Smith bucketed 12 points and Emily Hays scored 11 to go with a team-high seven rebounds.
Westminster committed 21 turnovers compared to W&J's 10 while the Presidents outshot the Titans 40.3 percent (25-62) to 31.5 percent (17-54).
The Titans led 5-0 to start the game but after a 13-13 tie at the 11:06 mark of the first half it was all W&J as the Presidents went on an 11-0 run before taking a 38-23 lead into halftime. In the second half, W&J mounted a 27-point lead by the midway point before cruising to the 30-point victory.
Westminster returns to action at Waynesburg on Wednesday for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is ranked 15th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly 2007 Annual College Guide. Westminster is a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 368 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and was recognized by the Templeton Guide as a "Character Building College."
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.