Women's Basketball: Titans Break Three-Point School-Record in 69-60 Win Against Thiel
Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Updated: Thursday, December 6, 2012 07:12
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College women's basketball team ended a five-game skid after a 69-60 win over Thiel inside Buzz Ridl Gymnasium Wednesday night. The Titans improved to 2-5 overall and 1-2 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) and the Tomcats dropped to 2-6 overall and 1-2 in the conference.
Westminster made a school-record 12 three-pointers (12-for-25), led by senior Jenn Cantella (Freedom, PA / Freedom) and sophomore Jenna Grandy (Sharpsville, PA / Sharpsville) who each scored five threes. This tied Cantella's career-high, while setting a career-best for Grandy. The previous team record was 10 set twice (2000 and 2005).
Cantella and Grandy led Westminster with 17 points each. This tied Cantella's career-high, while setting a career-best for Grandy. Cantella shot 6-for-11 (5-for-10 for three), while Grandy shot 6-for-8 (5-for-7 for three). Also scoring in double digits for the Titans was senior Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) who scored 15 points. Westminster junior Hannah Shaffer (Apollo, PA / Apollo-Ridge) grabbed down a team- and career-high nine rebounds. Shaffer and Cantella dished-out career-highs eight and seven assists, respectively. Cantella also earned a career-high seven rebounds, while Hughes also added seven boards.
Tied 13-13 in the first half, Westminster went on a 19-8 run to take its largest lead of the half, 32-21. The run was capped off with a three-pointer from Cantella. Thiel, however, scored five unanswered points for the rest of half and Westminster led 32-26 at halftime.
In the second half, the Tomcats got as close as three points, down 52-49, with 7:44 left. Westminster, however responded with a 7-0 run to go up 59-49 with 5:29 to go in the game. Thiel was unable to get any closer for the duration of the game.