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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Westminster College women’s basketball team defeated Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) opponent Geneva College, 83-52, at home Saturday afternoon.
 
As a team, the Titans dished out 27 assists, surpassing the previous record of 26 set back in both December of 2016 (Thomas More) and January of 2005 (La Roche).  
 
Within the first two minutes of the contest, both teams were knotted up at six. Westminster (5-9, 3-3 PAC) orchestrated an 8-0 run, that lasted three minutes and 35 seconds, capped off with a successful layup by junior Emily Fromknecht (Erie, PA / McDowell) to make it a 14-6 game with 4:47 left in the first. The Titans led by as much as 12 points twice, the latest with 43 seconds left in the quarter (22-10). The Titans led by the same at the end of one. Westminster opened the first three minutes of the second quarter scoring seven-straight points to take a 29-10 advantage. The Titans led by as much as 21 points twice and took a 15-point, 40-25 lead into halftime.  
 
Geneva (2-10, 0-5 PAC) scored the first points of the second half (40-27), however, Westminster rattled off 13-straight to take a 53-27 lead with 6:48 left in the third. The Titans led, 69-33, at the end of three and won, 83-52.
 
Fromknecht led the Titans with 15 points and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season and 13th of her career. Junior Kayla Bennett (Kent, OH / Theodore Roosevelt), sophomore Alazia Greaves (West Sunbury, PA / Moniteau), and first-year Magen Polczynski (Irwin, PA / Norwin) all recorded 12 points. Polczynski and Bennett had five rebounds each, while Greaves totaled four. Fromknecht and senior Jackie Mathews (Pittsburgh, PA / OLSH) each registered five assists, while Fromknecht also tallied a game-best two blocks.
 
The Titans shot 46.5% (33-71) from the field, their best mark of the season. Westminster also gathered 49 rebounds. The Golden Tornadoes shot 28.6% (18-63) and totaled 36 boards.
 
Westminster next competes at PAC opponent Bethany College on Wednesday, January 9 at 5:30 p.m.
 

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