January 9, 2013

W&J tops Grove City

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's basketball team dropped to 4-3 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference Wednesday night with a 54-40 setback against visiting Washington & Jefferson in the Grove City College Arena.

Washington & Jefferson led 25-16 at halftime and took command of the game by opening the second half with a 12-2 blitz.

Senior guard Leah Gibson (North Canton, Ohio/Hoover) led the Wolverines with 16 points. Freshman forward Mary McDonald (Slippery Rock, Pa./Portersville Christian) added seven points and pulled in a career-high 15 rebounds.

For the game, Grove City shot 25 percent (14 of 57) from the field. Defensively, Grove City limited W&J (10-4, 5-2 PAC) to a 21-of-65 (32 percent) shooting effort.

Chelsea Apke led W&J with 18 points. The Presidents held a 48-45 rebound edge. Grove City had 12 turnovers and W&J turned over the ball eight times. Sophomore guard Kelsey Shirey (Macedonia, Ohio/Nordonia) recorded a team-high three assists for the Wolverines.

Grove City (5-6 overall) will host conference rival Thiel Saturday at 1 p.m.

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-)         1,072
11-Rachel McCoy (2004-07)      1,036

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