Wednesday, January 7, 2009
WAYNESBURG, Pa. - The Westminster College women's basketball team came from behind to earn its first Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) win of the season with a 58-53 win at Waynesburg on Wednesday night.
Junior guard Amy Dolsak (McDonald, Ohio/McDonald) hit a 3-pointer with 46 seconds remaining to give the Titans (4-7, 1-3 PAC) a 54-51 lead. She later knocked down a pair of free throws to ice the win. Dolsak led Westminster with a game-high 16 points including 3-8 shooting from 3-point range.
Dolsak's sister, freshman forward Emily Dolsak (McDonald, Ohio/McDonald), also scored in double figures for Westminster with 11 points, while sophomore point guard Kaitlin McCarthy (Lowellville, Ohio/Lowellville) knocked down nine points and tied a season high with seven assists.
Junior guard Lynn Riley (Indiana, Pa./Indiana) also led the Titans with 10 rebounds to go with six points as the Titans held a 36-26 rebound advantage.
Westminster shot 41.7 percent (20-48) from the floor compared to Waynesburg's 37.5 percent (21-56). Free-throw shooting was pivotal as the Titans shot 81.3 percent (13-16) and the Yellow Jackets shot 29.6 percent (3-9).
Jeanette Wonsettler came off the bench and led Waynesburg (4-7, 2-2 PAC) with 16 points, mostly on her four 3-pointers, while Elisha Jones also bucketed 15 points.
Waynesburg led 27-26 at halftime before the Yellow Jackets' lead swelled to 12 points (44-32) with 11:00 to go in the game. Westminster then stormed back by going on a 14-2 run covering five and a half minutes.
Westminster returns to action at Chatham on Saturday at 2 p.m.
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.