Women's Basketball: Titans Win at Geneva, Set for PAC Playoffs
Published: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Updated: Saturday, February 16, 2013 22:02
BEAVER FALLS, Pa.- The Westminster College women's basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak and won, 53-44, at Geneva in both team's final regular season game on Saturday.
The Titans improved to 11-14 overall and 9-9 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) to clinch the no. 5 seed in the 2013 PAC Championship Tournament, while the Golden Tornadoes finished their season with an overall record of 3-22 and 1-17 in the PAC. Westminster took its first lead of the game at the 8:55 mark in the first half when senior Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) split a pair of free throws that gave the Titans a 13-12 lead. Geneva took a 20-15 lead after an 8-2 run with 3:20 remaining in the half.
Westminster finished the half with a 7-3 run to cut Geneva's lead to 23-22 at halftime. The Titans took control at the 11:41 mark in the second half when it led 35-29 after freshman Andrea Marsh (Panama, NY / Panama Central) split a pair of free throws. The Golden Tornadoes cut Westminster's lead to 46-44 with 1:24 remaining in the game, however the Titans sealed the win as they finished the game with a 7-0 run. For the game, Westminster out-shot Geneva 38.6% (17-44) to 30.9% (17-55) and had the rebound advantage at 36-33. Hughes led the Titans with a game-high 21 points (9-15). Senior Jenn Cantella (Freedom, PA / Freedom) followed with 11 points.
Junior Hannah Shaffer (Apollo, PA / Apollo-Ridge) added seven points, while senior Katie Grandy (Sharpsville, PA / Sharpsville) and sophomore Jenna Grandy (Sharpsville, PA / Sharpsville) scored five points each. Senior Andi Ridge led on the glass with a game-high 11 rebounds. Heidi Mann led Geneva with 16 points, while Samantha had a team-high eight rebounds.
The no. 5-seeded Titans will travel to the no. 4-seeded Waynesburg on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the first round of the PAC Tournament.