Box Score January 22, 2003
Grove City pulls out double-overtime win
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- For the second consecutive season, the Grove City-Westminster women's basketball clash at the Grove City College Arena went to double overtime. And for the second straight year, the Lady Wolverines came away victorious as Grove City secured a 75-70 victory Wednesday night.
Behind 21 points and 17 rebounds from Leigh LeGare (Copperas Cove, Texas/Copperas Cove), the Lady Wolverines (5-9, 2-0 PAC) earned a share of the Presidents' Athletic Conference lead with Washington and Jefferson. The victory is Grove City's fourth straight overall and second straight over Westminster.
In the second overtime, Grove City led wire-to-wire as Sandy O'Keefe (Perry, Ohio/Perry) scored consecutive baskets while LeGare followed with a pair of scores. An 18-foot jumper from Tammy Hess (Vintondale, Pa./United) gave Grove City a 69-64 lead with less than two minutes left. Abby Moose (New Wilmington, Pa./Mercer) sealed the win with four-for-four accuracy at the foul line in the final half-minute.
Moose finished with 16 points while O'Keefe added 15. Christy Faller (Ijamsville, Md./Urbana), who tied the game at 59 with a driving layup late in the first overtime, added 13 points for Grove City.
Grove City stumbled out of the blocks and fell behind 11-0 seven minutes into the game. However, a Faller jumper ignited a 9-2 run that allowed the Lady Wolverines to slash the lead down to 24-21. Westminster (6-10, 1-1 PAC) held a 28-24 halftime lead.
Grove City took its first lead of the night on a basket from LeGare with 13:27 left in regulation but Westminster eventually took a 47-40 lead on four free throws from Ashley Kenney and a pair from Jaime Lynn. Late in regulation, Moose hit a three and O'Keefe scored twice to erase a 50-43 deficit.
Faller and Cara Denniston (Grove City, Pa./Grove City) each grabbed six rebounds to help the Lady Wolverines hold a 53-50 rebounding advantage. Denniston also had four assists in a career-high 43 minutes.
Jennifer Petures led Westminster with 18 points while Erica Tallo had 15 points and 20 rebounds.
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