Tuesday, February 25, 2014
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College women's basketball team finished its season as the Titans lost, 81-64, to Waynesburg at home on Tuesday in the first round of the 2013-14 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship Tournament.
Westminster took its first double-digit lead, 24-14, when senior Gabby Holko (Pittsburgh, PA / Mt. Alvernia) drained two free throws with 9:17 on the clock. The Titans led 26-14, their largest lead, after a layup from senior Courtney Zitt (Latrobe, PA / Greater Latrobe) on their next possession. Waynesburg (15-11), however, rallied and orchestrated a 21-9 run and tied the game, 35-35, with 2:14 remaining. The Titans held a 38-35 halftime lead.
Tied 51-51 with 12:23 to play, the Yellow Jackets outscored the Titans 30-13 to finish the game. For the second half, Waynesburg out-shot Westminster 51.9% (14-27) to 28.1% (9-32).
Zitt led Westminster with 20 points (8-for-18). Titan freshman Rachel Durbin (Lowellville, OH / Lowellville) and Holko added 11 and 10 points, respectively. Durbin also tied career-high with seven boards. Westminster junior Allison Borts (Youngstown, OH / Boardman) led on the glass with a team-high 10 rebounds, while dishing out a game- and career-high five assists. Titan junior Courtney Klein (York, PA / Red Lion) scored seven points to go along with seven rebounds and a game-high three blocks. Westminster freshman Shelby Brown (New Castle, PA / Mohawk) added seven points.
Katie Gehlmann and Elaine Hasek led Waynesburg with 20 points each, while Hasek had a game-high 14 rebounds. For the game, Waynesburg out-rebounded Westminster, 58-36.
Westminster finished the 2013-14 season with a 15-11 overall record and a 12-6 mark in the PAC. The Titans' 15 wins marked the most in six years.
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.