December 30, 2011
Wolverines fall to Roberts Wesleyan
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Grove City College women's basketball team returned to action after a 17-day layoff Friday afternoon with a hard-fought 60-48 setback at NAIA Roberts Wesleyan in non-conference action at the Voller Athletic Center.
Grove City trailed 29-20 but opened the second half with a 12-2 run that put the Wolverines ahead. Sophomore forward Hannah Jo Coneby (Maple Shade, N.J./Baptist) ignited the run with consecutive jumpers, which preceded back-to-back three-pointers from sophomore guard Sadie Malone (Gates Mills, Ohio/Mount Vernon).
Grove City then took a 32-31 lead with 13 minutes remaining on a jumper by sophomore Annie Wells (Waterville, Vt./Lamoillle). Grove City held Roberts Wesleyan (9-4) without a field goal for over nine minutes during that span.
Roberts Wesleyan used an 11-2 spurt to take a 42-34 lead but the Wolverines mounted one final charge at the Raiders. Malone drained a three-pointer and Coneby followed with three straight field goals. Junior guard Leah Gibson (North Canton, Ohio/Hoover) split two free throws with 3:24 left, cutting the gap to 45-44. Roberts Wesleyan outscored Grove City 11-2 in the final minute, however, to earn the win.
Coneby led Grove City with 14 points while Malone added 11. Gibson contributed 10 points. Gibson and Coneby each had six rebounds. Senior guard Megan Gebrosky (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley) and freshman guard Kelsey Shirey (Macedonia, Ohio/Nordonia) both had three assists. Gebrosky also had four steals.
For the game, Grove City shot 39 percent (19 of 49) while Roberts Wesleyan went 25 of 66 (38 percent). Roberts Wesleyan outrebounded the Wolverines 43-34. Sarah Child led Roberts Wesleyan with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Grove City will wrap up 2011 Saturday afternoon by facing non-conference foe Houghton at 1 p.m.
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