Women's Basketball: Titans Drop 53-50 to Hiram in Home Opener

Saturday, November 24, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College women's basketball team lost 53-50 to visiting Hiram Saturday night in the Titans' home opener. The Titans dropped to 1-3 overall and the Terriers improved to 2-1.

Westminster was in the lead for most of the first half and had a 26-22 lead at halftime. Hiram battled back and took a 29-28 lead with 17:11 left in the second half. The Terriers remained ahead for the duration of the contest.

Senior Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) led the Titans with 14 points (5-of-7). Classmate Danielle Gilmore (Washington, PA / Trinity) followed with 11 points. Junior Hannah Shaffer (Apollo, PA / Apollo-Ridge) contributed six points, while senior Andi Ridge (North Tonawanda, NY / Starpoint), senior Jenn Cantella (Freedom, PA / Freedom), and junior Gabby Holko (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Alvernia) each earned five points. Cantella dished out a game-high five assists. Ridge led Westminster with 10 rebounds, while Hughes and Gilmore had six boards each.

Westminster will travel to Washington & Jefferson on Nov. 28 at 6 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 is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 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 41 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.