January 17, 2004

Bison down Grove City in PAC opener

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's basketball team rallied from a 14-point first-half deficit to take the lead in the second half but ultimately dropped a 72-65 decision to Bethany in both teams' Presidents' Athletic Conference opener Saturday afternoon at the Grove City College Arena. 

Grove City (7-5, 0-1 PAC) trailed 31-17 in the first half but battled back in the second half, using a 10-0 run to take the lead. Sophomore Tammy Hess (Vintondale, Pa./United) drilled consecutive three-point goals to ignite the run while junior center Sandy O'Keefe (Perry, Ohio/Perry) cut the margin to 56-55 with two free throws at the 7:27 mark.

The Wolverines then surged ahead on a layup from senior forward Misty Wadowsky (Portersville, Pa./Slippery Rock). But Bethany (11-4, 1-0 PAC) rallied down the stretch as senior center Kelley Richardson rang up nine of her team-high 17 points in the final 3:25. 

O'Keefe led all scorers with 18 points while junior guard Abby Moose (New Wilmington, Pa./Mercer) added 15 points, including three three-point goals. Junior guard Rachel Romance (East Springfield, Pa./Northwestern) added 11 points, a game-high nine rebounds and four assists. 

Grove City visits Wooster Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.

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