Saturday, February 7, 2009
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Junior guard Amy Dolsak (McDonald, Ohio/McDonald) posted team highs with 18 points and eight rebounds for the Westminster College women's basketball team in Saturday's 57-72 loss at home against Waynesburg in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) action.
The Titans (6-14, 3-8 PAC), now losers of seven straight, trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half before drawing within one point by way of a 12-1 run to start the second half. Waynesburg (7-14, 4-7 PAC), which led 31-19 at halftime, only allowed the Titans to cut the deficit to 32-31 with 16 minutes left in the game before maintaining its lead the rest of the game.
Waynesburg's Elisha Jones scored a game-high 19 points and snared a game-high nine rebounds. Callie White also bucketed nine points.
After Dolsak's 18 points, Westminster's next highest scorer was senior guard Gina Brunetti (Canfield, Ohio/Cardinal Mooney) with 15 points. Sophomore point guard Kaitlin McCarthy (Lowellville, Ohio/Lowellville) handed out a game-high five assists to go with five points for the Titans.
Westminster shot 34.5 percent (20-58) from the floor compared to Waynesburg at 38.2 percent (21-55).
Westminster hosts Chatham on Wednesday at 7 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.