#5 Titans Fall to #4 Bison in PAC Quarterfinal

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

BETHANY, W. Va. - The Westminster College women's basketball team fell short to the Bethany Bison on the road 71-52 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Quarterfinal matchup.

In the first half, neither team scored for the first two and a half minutes, however after the first basket, the Bison went on a 14-2 run. The Lady Titans fired right back with a 13-0 run of their own.

The opening period consisted of six lead changes total and four ties. With just under four minutes remaining in the half, junior forward Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) knocked down two baseline jumpers to give the Titans a 26-24 lead.

For the Bison, Renee Shepard converted on a traditional three point play to go up 31-26 with 1:22 to play. Going into the locker room, the Lady Titans trailed 31-27.

To start the second half, the Bison went on a 9-0 run. The Titans scored twice and then were held scoreless for over three minutes as the Bison went on another 11-0 run early in the second period.

Eight different Titans recorded points in the contest and Katie Hughes led the way with 11 points. Sophomore Gabby Holko (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Alvernia) added nine points as she hit two three-pointers. Senior Emily Dolsak (McDonald, OH / McDonald) scored six points and grabbed a game-high five rebounds.

Anne Wilson guided the Bison with 18 points (8-15). Katelynn Hackathorn contributed with 12 points and a game-high 16 rebounds. 

The Titans end the season with a 9-17 overall record and finished fifth in the PAC with a 9-9 conference record. The nine wins in the PAC are the most the Titans have had since the 2006-07 season.

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.

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