January 5, 2013

Grove City now 4-2 in conference

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's basketball team improved to 4-2 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference Saturday afternoon with a 61-52 victory over host Geneva at Metheny Field House.

Freshman forward Mary McDonald (Slippery Rock, Pa./Portersville Christian) made her first collegiate start and poured in a career-high 19 points. She also had a career-high 10 rebounds, completing her first double-double.

Senior guard Leah Gibson (North Canton, Ohio/Hoover) added 18 points for Grove City (5-5 overall).

Grove City led 30-25 at halftime and broke open the game with a 14-3 run midway through the second half. Gibson and sophomore guard Brandy Nickoloff (Pittsburgh, Pa./St. Joseph) both hit a pair of foul shots during the spurt while sophomore center Marie Carroll (Pittsburgh, Pa./Thomas Jefferson) finished off the run with back-to-back layups.

Grove City shot 47 percent (21 of 45) from the field while limiting Geneva (2-11, 0-6) to a 14-for-40 (35 percent) effort from the field. The Wolverines also owned a 35-20 rebound edge.

Sophomore guard Kelsey Shirey (Macedonia, Ohio/Nordonia) recorded a game-high five assists while Gibson and Nickoloff both had three assists each.

Heidi Mann led Geneva with 23 points.

Grove City will host conference rival Washington & Jefferson Wednesday night at 6 p.m. in the Grove City College Arena.

1-Jody Imbrie (1979-83)        2,288
2-Christine Slater (2007-11)   1,634
3-Theresa Berg (1989-93)       1,347
4-Christine Carlson (1987-91)  1,337
5-Beth Lora (1994-98)          1,250
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-LEAH GIBSON (2009-)         1,056
11-Rachel McCoy (2004-07)      1,036

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