Women's Basketball: Hughes's 30 Points Guides Westminster Over Pitt-Greensburg

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Senior Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) led all scorers with a career-high 30 points and guided the Westminster College women's basketball team to a 58-48 win over the visiting Pitt-Greensburg Tuesday night. The Titans improved to 4-5 overall, while the Bobcats dropped to 5-5.

Hughes was 12-for-21 for the game, which marked the first woman Titan to score atleast 12 field goals in a game since 2005 and only the sixth ever.

In the first half, Westminster went on a 16-2 run with 15:10 on the clock. Hughes led the streak with eight points. The Titans had their largest lead when Hughes found junior Gabby Holko (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Alvernia) for a three-pointer that put Westminster in front 28-8 with 5:51 remaining in the half. Westminster went into the locker room with a 34-18 lead.
Pitt-Greensburg conducted a 14-5 run, to start the second half, to pull within seven points (39-32). The Bobcats, however, were unable to get any closer for the remainder of the game.

Also scoring in double-digits for Westminster was Holko with 12 points, including a game-high three three-pointers. Seniors Jenn Cantella (Freedom, PA / Freedom) and Andi Ridge (North Tonawanda, NY / Starpoint) contributed with six and five points, respectively. On the glass, Hughes had a game-high 12 rebounds. Ridge and Cantella followed with eight and five rebounds, respectively. Hughes, Ridge, and Holko had four assists each. Ridge added a team-high three steals.

Westminster will host Heidelberg tomorrow 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.

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