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Youngman punctuates last-second victory at W&J


WASHINGTON, PA, January 23, 2002--Senior Erica Youngman (Slippery Rock, PA/Slippery Rock), best known for her sweet jumper from long range, used great instincts and raw speed to give the Grove City Lady Wolverines a 53-52 victory over host Washington & Jefferson Wednesday night in Presidents' Athletic Conference action.

With W&J leading 52-51 in the closing moments, Youngman intercepted a pass in the backcourt and hustled the length of the floor to lay-in the game-winner with one second left, sending the Lady Wolverines to their fourth straight victory and seventh in the last eight games.  Grove City left Washington with a perfect 3-0 record in the PAC, improving to 9-7 overall.  W&J fell to 1-2 in the league, 7-8 overall.

Youngman scored a team-high 10 points, including two three-pointers, and added six rebounds.  Senior Stephanie Murphy (Munroe Falls, OH/Stow-Munroe Falls) had eight points and senior Kristy Kegg (Johnstown, PA/Ferndale) tossed in seven, including a pair of free throws to cut the deficit to 52-51 with 1:35 remaining.  Junior Jessica Jenkins (Conneautville, PA/Cambridge Springs) grabbed a team-best seven boards.

Grove City, who led 33-26 at halftime, overcame 31.7 percent shooting for the game (19-60).

W&J shot 43.4 percent and held a slim 38-37 rebounding edge.  Shawndra McDonald paced the Presidents with 20 points. 

The win marked nine-year head coach Melissa Lamie's first at W&J's Henry Memorial Center.

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