January 26, 2008

Grove City upsets Geneva, 54-45

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's basketball team extended its win streak to four Saturday afternoon by upsetting visiting Geneva (14-3), 54-45, at the Grove City College Arena. It is the Wolverines' first win at home over Geneva in 16 years.

Grove City (7-10) trailed 26-22 at halftime but held Geneva to just 19 second-half points. Grove City limited the Golden Tornadoes to just 28 percent (5 of 18) shooting from the field in the second half.

Freshman forward Christine Slater (Aliquippa, Pa./Center) led Grove City with 12 points and nine rebounds while senior forward Brittany Anderson (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Chagrin Falls) added 10 points. Senior guard Shannon Overdorff (Eighty Four, Pa./United) added nine points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Grove City took the lead for good, 41-40, with 4:29 left on an Anderson layup. Slater helped extend the lead to five, 45-40, with a putback at the 2:49 mark.

The Wolverines led 46-42 with 1:36 left when sophomore Laura Miller (Hudson, Ohio/Hudson) buried a three-pointer from the right wing, giving Grove City a three-possession lead.

Grove City fell behind 9-2 in the first half but responded with a 13-2 run. Sophomore guard Pam Larson (Port Allegany, Pa./Port Allegany) sparked the run with a jumper while Anderson added a pair of baskets. Overdorff and Slater then hit consecutive three-point goals to cap the outburst.

Grove City shot 19 of 50 (38 percent) from the field while Geneva made 14 of 41 (34 percent) attempts. Grove City held a 34-32 edge on the boards and forced 23 Geneva turnovers.

Allyson Clarke led Geneva with 19 points while Renee Rawding added 14.

Geneva is a member of the Presidents' Athletic Conference. However, the school is a provisional member of NCAA Division III; thus, the Tornadoes' games do not count in the conference standings.

Grove City will visit Westminster Wednesday night at 6 p.m. in PAC action.

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