Women's Basketball: Titans Fall, 67-58, in Season Opener

Saturday, November 16, 2013

CHICAGO, Ill. - The Westminster College women's basketball team lost, 67-58, to North Park at the North Park/Dominican Classic on Friday.

Westminster (0-1) led for the majority of the first half and had its largest lead of 29-24 at the 1:52 mark when senior Hannah Shaffer (Apollo, PA / Apollo-Ridge) found junior Courtney Klein (York, PA / Red Lion) for a layup. A buzzer-beater layup from Titan junior Allison Borts (Youngstown, OH / Boardman) gave Westminster a 31-30 halftime lead.

In the second half, with game tied 41-41, North Park (1-0) went on an 11-0 run to take its largest lead of the game (52-41) with 8:58 left on the clock. North Park remained in front for the remainder of the game.

Shaffer led the Titans with her first career double-double, consisting of 12 points and a game- and career-high 11 rebounds. Sophomore Andrea Marsh (Panama, NY / Panama Central) tied Shaffer with a team- and career-high 12 points. Also scoring in double-digits for Westminster was senior Gabby Holko (Pittsburgh, PA / Mt. Alvernia) who had 11 points. Klein registered 10 rebounds and eight points. Senior Courtney Zitt (Latrobe, PA / Greater Latrobe) and junior Jenna Grandy (Sharpsville, PA / Sharpsville) added five points each.

For the game, Westminster outshot North Park 33.3% (18-54) to 31.1% (23-74). North Park held a slight 52-47 rebound advantage.

The Titans will play Dominican in River Forest, Ill. tomorrow at 3 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 378 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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