Box Score February 19, 2003
Lady Wolverines make it five straight, 10 of 13
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Led by a career-high 15 points from sophomore Jocelyn Kempema (Fort Atkinson, Wisc./Edgewood), the Grove City College women's basketball team extended its win streak to five with a 65-50 victory over Presidents' Athletic Conference rival Waynesburg Wednesday night at the Grove City College Arena on Senior Night.
Kempema shot 6-of-9 from the floor and sank a season-high three three-pointers.
Waynesburg (12-11, 3-6 PAC) stormed out to a 20-4 lead before the Lady Wolverines charged back. Abby Moose (New Wilmington, Pa./Mercer) and Kellie Kepple (Chicora, Pa./Karns City) each swished threes while Leigh LeGare (Copperas Cove, Texas/Copperas Cove) deposited consecutive baskets. Jumpers from Kempema and Rachel Romance (East Springfield, Pa./Northwestern) tied the game at 24.
A foul shot from senior Christy Faller (Ijamsville, Md./Urbana) and a Sandy O'Keefe (Perry, Ohio/Perry) jump shot gave Grove City (11-12, 7-2 PAC) a 27-24 halftime lead.
Kempema ignited a 15-2 run with a pair of three-pointers early and then followed with a pair of close-range baskets while Tammy Hess (Vintondale, Pa./United) scored six straight to give Grove City its largest lead of the game, 51-34.
Grove City out-rebounded the Yellow Jackets 45-41. LeGare grabbed 12 rebounds to go with her 11 points while Faller meted out six assists. Prior to the game, seniors Faller, Sarah Bailey (Baltimore, Md./CHEN) and Cara Denniston (Grove City, Pa./Grove City) were recognized.
Denniston played in her 103rd consecutive game. She can tie Stephanie Murphy's school record of 104 Saturday at Washington and Jefferson. The Lady Wolverines will have a bye in the quarterfinals of next week's PAC tournament. They will play in the 6:00 p.m. semifinal Feb. 28 against an undetermined opponent at tournament host Washington and Jefferson.
Candice Eyerman led Waynesburg with 14 points.
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