February 17, 2010

Wolverines fall to Saint Vincent

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's basketball team fell to 12-12 overall Wednesday night with a 73-56 setback against visiting Saint Vincent in a clash of Presidents' Athletic Conference members at the Grove City College Arena.

Saint Vincent (19-5) broke the game with a 30-6 run in the second half. Grove City took a 41-39 lead one minute into the second half when senior forward Laura Miller (Hudson, Ohio/Hudson) drained a pair of free throws. However, the Bearcats took the lead for good when forward Brittany Sedlock scored eight of the next 10 points in the game.

The lead grew to 69-47 with 7:36 on a three-point goal by Emily Fenton.

Grove City jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the first half as sophomore guard Megan Gebrosky (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley) fired in a pair of early three-point goals. Saint Vincent eventually took a 34-28 lead later in the half but a Miller three-point play with 1:25 left in the half forged a 36-36 tie. Neither team scored over the remainder of the half.

Junior forward Christine Slater (Aliquippa, Pa./Center) recorded 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Wolverines while Gebrosky added 15 points. Miller finished with nine.

Saint Vincent limited Grove City to a 6-for-28 (21 percent) shooting effort in the second half. For the game Grove City shot 34 percent (21 of 62). Saint Vincent converted 31 of 66 (47 percent) field attempts.

Senior forward Krista Beechy (Winesburg, Ohio/Berlin Hiland) pulled in 11 rebounds, helping Grove City own a 44-37 edge on the glass. Twenty-two of the rebounds came at the offensive end. However, Grove City also had 22 turnovers.

Maria Baroffio led the Bearcats with 21 points while Sedlock had 15 points and eight rebounds.

Wednesday's game does not count in the conference standings due to Saint Vincent's provisional status in NCAA Division III.

Grove City honored Beechy and Miller prior to the game as part of Senior Night recognition.

Grove City will wrap up the regular season Saturday at conference rival Westminster.

Box Score

1-Jody Imbrie (1979-83)        2,288
2-Theresa Berg (1989-93)       1,347
3-Christine Carlson (1987-91)  1,337
4-Beth Lora (1994-98)          1,250
5-Abby Moose (2001-05)         1,209
6-Brenda Kanar (1983-87)       1,183
7-Carolyn Cochrane (1985-89)   1,153
8-CHRISTINE SLATER (2007-)     1,119
9-Karin Hendrickson (1995-99)  1,081
10-Rachel McCoy (2004-07)      1,036

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