November 21, 2008

Wolverines fall to Ursinus, 60-52

GRANTHAM, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's basketball team dropped a 60-52 decision to Ursinus Friday evening in the semifinals of Messiah College's Wingate Inn Tournament at Brubaker Auditorium.

Grove City (0-2) owned a 30-23 halftime lead and led by as many as nine in the second half. However, the Wolverines shot just 25 percent (8 of 32) from the field in the second half. Meanwhile, Ursinus (1-0) made 13 of 26 (50 percent) shots from the field in the second half.

Junior forward Laura Miller (Hudson, Ohio/Hudson) fired in 15 points to lead Grove City while sophomore Christine Slater (Aliquippa, Pa./Center) added 12 points and a game-high eight rebounds. Ursinus' Carolyn Konstanzer led all scorers with 26 points.

Grove City closed the first half on a 12-2 run as Miller capped the run with her first three-point goal of the season in the closing moments of the half. The Wolverines pushed their lead to 39-32 with 16:24 left as freshman guard Megan Gebrosky (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley) drained a three-pointer.

Ursinus took the lead for good with a 12-1 spurt, though, as the Wolverines went 9 minutes and 32 seconds without a field goal. For the game, Grove City shot 21 of 60 (35 percent) while Ursinus made 23 of 50 (46 percent) field goal attempts. Ursinus out-rebounded Grove City 38-35. Each team had 21 turnovers.

Grove City will face Messiah or Eastern Saturday at 1 p.m. in the consolation game of the Wingate Inn Tournament.

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