Women's Basketball: Hughes's 24 Points Lifts Titans Over Chatham

Saturday, February 2, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Westminster senior Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) scored a team-high 24 points as the Titans won, 70-52, over Chatham on Saturday. The Titans improved to 10-11 overall and 8-6 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference, while the Cougars dropped to 3-18 overall and 2-12 in the conference.

Westminster's 10 wins marked the first double-digit-win-season since the 2009-10 season.

The Titans, up 22-21 in the first half with 8:17 on the clock, went on a 12-2 run to take a 34-23 lead with 2:49 on the clock. The run was capped off with a traditional three-point play from junior Hannah Shaffer (Apollo, PA / Apollo-Ridge). Westminster had a 40-29 lead at halftime.

Westminster maintained its double-digit lead in the second half and had its largest lead of 23 points when it led 58-35 with 9:34 remaining.

For the game, Westminster out-shot Chatham 49.0% (24-49) to 38.2% (21-55). The Cougars out-rebounded the Titans 40-32.

Following Hughes's 24-point performance for the Titans were senior Jenn Cantella (Freedom, PA / Freedom) and senior Andi Ridge (North Tonawanda, NY / Starpoint) who scored 11 and 10 points, respectively. Shaffer and junior Gabby Holko (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Alvernia) contributed with eight and seven points, respectively. Ridge led Westminster on the glass with eight rebounds.

Hughes and sophomore Courtney Klein (York, PA / Red Lion) added seven and six boards, respectively. Shaffer dished-out a team-high four assists and pocketed a game-high five steals.

The Titans are back in action Wednesday when they host the nationally ranked Thomas More Saints 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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