Wednesday, January 18, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College women's basketball team came out of halftime shooting 20% better than it did in the first half resulting in a 55-43 victory over Geneva College. The Titans improved to 4-11 overall and 4-5 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference. The Golden Tornadoes dropped to 3-13 overall and 2-7 in the conference. Junior Katie Hughes (Boardman, Ohio/Cardinal Mooney) led Westminster with 14 points. Senior Emily Dolsak (McDonald, Ohio/McDonald) tied a season-high with a game-high 11 rebounds.
Westminster held a 2-0 lead for the first eight minutes of the game and maintained the lead with a 19-17 halftime edge over Geneva.
The Titans' second half performance shooting 46.7% (14-for-30) compared to its 25.8% (8-for-31) in the first proved to be the difference in Westminster's double-digit win.
Also contributing on offense for Westminster was junior Danielle Gilmore (Washington, Pa. /Trinity) and senior Emily Montone (Sharpsville, Pa./Sharpsville) with 10 points each, marking Montone's career-high.
Hughes added seven rebounds, while sophomore Courtney Zitt (Latrobe, Pa./Greater Latrobe) had six. Westminster dominated the offensive boards with 25 rebounds compared to Geneva's 14.
Samantha Fisher led Geneva with a double-double with a game-high 18 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. Rachel Rouan added 11 points.
Westminster looks to make it two-straight wins as it travels to Saint Vincent this Saturday (Jan. 21) at 4:00 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, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 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 42 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.