Women's Basketball: Titans Top PAC Foe Bethany, 59-45

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

BETHANY, W.Va. - Titan senior Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) scored a game-high 23 points as the Westminster College women's basketball team won, 59-45, over Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Bethany College Wednesday night. The Titans improved to 9-11 overall and 7-6 in the PAC, while the Bison dropped to 6-14 overall and 4-9 in the conference.

With the game tied, 12-12, Westminster took its first lead of the game (14-12) after a pair of free throws by junior Gabby Holko (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Alvernia) at the 11:50 mark. Westminster had its largest lead of the half when senior Jenn Cantella (Freedom, PA / Freedom) found Holko for a layup as time expired, giving the Titans a 28-18 halftime lead. The Titans maintained the lead for the remainder of the game.

For the game, the Titans outshot the Bison 35.7% (20-56) to 28.6% (16-56), while the Bison had the rebound advantage (40-38).  

Also scoring in double-digits for Westminster were Holko and Cantella who scored 12 and 10 points, respectively. Senior Andi Ridge (North Tonawanda, NY / Starpoint) led on the glass with a game-high 10 rebounds, followed by Cantella with seven. Junior Hannah Shaffer (Apollo, PA / Apollo-Ridge) and sophomore Jenna Grandy (Sharpsville, PA / Sharpsville) contributed with six and four points respectively. Cantella dished-out a game-high five assists.

The Titans are back in action when they travel to Chatham (2-11, 3-17 PAC) this Saturday at 1 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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