Saturday, January 26, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College women's basketball team lost, 66-46, to the vising Saint Vincent College Saturday in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) showdown. The Titans dropped to 8-11 overall and 6-6 in the conference, while the Bearcats improved to 14-5 overall and 10-2 in the PAC.
With the game tied 6-6 with 11:51 remaining in the first half, Westminster went on an 8-0 run to take a 14-6 lead which was capped off with a jumper from senior Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) with 8:19 on the clock. The Bearcats battled back and tied the game at 18 after a 12-4 run with 3:01 remaining in the half. The game was tied 21-21 at halftime.
Saint Vincent took the lead in its first possession in the second half with a three-pointer and never looked back. The Bearcats outscored the Titans 45-25 in the second half.
For the game, Saint Vincent outshot Westminster 45.8% (22-for-48) to 29.8% (14-for-47).
Senior Andi Ridge (North Tonawanda, NY / Starpoint) led the Titans with 13 points, followed by classmate Hughes with 12 points. Hughes and Ridge also led Westminster with seven rebounds reach. Senior Danielle Gilmore (Washington, PA / Trinity) dished-out a team-high three assists.
Ellie Collins led Saint Vincent with a game-high 25 points (8-for-12), including a game-high six three-pointers. Devin McGrath followed with a double-double with a game-high 14 rebounds and 10 points.
Westminster is back in action next Wednesday when it travels to Bethany at 6 p.m.
*Highlights courtesy of senior Liam Halferty, broadcast communications major
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.