January 12, 2013

Grove City downs Thiel, 53-43

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's basketball team improved to 5-3 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference Saturday afternoon by earning a 53-43 home win over conference rival Thiel in the Grove City College Arena.

Freshman forward Mary McDonald (Slippery Rock, Pa./Portersville Christian) led Grove City with an 18-point, 14-rebound double-double and senior guard Leah Gibson (North Canton, Ohio/Hoover) fired in 16 points for the Wolverines. Gibson moved into ninth place on Grove City's all-time scoring list and now has 1,088 career points.

Grove City (6-6) led 22-17 at halftime and broke open the game in the second half by holding Thiel without a field goal for over five minutes during the middle portion of the period.

For the game, Grove City held Thiel to a 16-for-51 (31 percent) shooting performance from the field. The Wolverines also forced 20 turnovers. Grove City also outrebounded Thiel 49-37. Freshman forward Ausinette Rodriguez (Frederick, Md./Urbana) added seven rebounds.

Sophomore guard Kelsey Shirey (Macedonia, Ohio/Nordonia) dished out a game-high seven assists. Grove City finished the game 18 of 64 (28 percent) from the field.

Kelly Barzak led Thiel (2-12, 1-7 PAC) with 13 points.

Grove City visits conference foe Westminster Wednesday at 6 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-LEAH GIBSON (2009-)          1,088
10-Karin Hendrickson (1995-99) 1,081
11-Rachel McCoy (2004-07)      1,036

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