December 4, 2010

W&J edges Grove City

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's basketball team dropped a 59-53 decision to visiting Washington & Jefferson Saturday afternoon in Presidents' Athletic Conference action at the Grove City College Arena.

W&J (3-5, 1-0 PAC) jumped out to a 20-5 lead in the first half but Grove City (2-4, 0-2 PAC) eventually cut the lead to 35-28 by halftime. Grove City pulled to within 53-50 with 1:25 left when sophomore guard Leah Gibson (North Canton, Ohio/Hoover) split a pair of foul shots.

The Wolverines then had a chance to tie the game with 38 seconds left but a three-point attempt by senior forward Alison Wells (Waterville, Vt./Lamoille) glanced off the rim. W&J then sealed the win with 6-for-8 marksmanship at the foul line.

Defensively, Grove City held the Presidents without a field goal over the final 6:16 of the game. The Wolverines held W&J to 19 percent (6 of 32) shooting from the field in the second half. For the game, W&J shot 30 percent (19 of 64) while Grove City converted 34 percent (19 of 56) of its field goal attempts.

Gibson led Grove City with 13 points and five assists while senior forward Christine Slater (Aliquippa, Pa./Center) and junior guard Megan Gebrosky (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley) each posted 11 points. Slater also grabbed eight rebounds and Wells blocked three shots.

Emily Abraham led W&J with 20 points and Blair Cotton added 14. Both hit four three-point goals. W&J owned a 46-43 rebound edge. W&J had 16 turnovers and Grove City turned over the ball 15 times.

Grove City will visit Hiram Wednesday night in non-conference action at 7:30 p.m.

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-CHRISTINE SLATER (2007-)     1,225
6-Abby Moose (2001-05)         1,209
7-Brenda Kanar (1983-87)       1,183
8-Carolyn Cochrane (1985-89)   1,153
9-Karin Hendrickson (1995-99)  1,081
10-Rachel McCoy (2004-07)      1,036

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