Geneva 50, Grove City 49
Karin Hendrickson (New Wilmington, PA/Wilmington) and Stephanie Murphy (Munroe Falls, OH/Stow-Munroe Falls) each drilled three-pointers in the final 16 seconds to slash a 50-43 lead to one. However, Hendrickson's desperation heave at the buzzer fell short, dropping Grove City's record to 2-4.
Grove City limited Geneva to only 33% shooting from the field, and outrebounded the visitors 37-35. However, the Lady Wolverines shot only two free throws in the contest, compared to Geneva's 10 charity tosses. Geneva also connected on seven three-pointers.
"We are not very good at getting to the line," GC coach Melissa Lamie said. "We don't drive as strong to the hoop as we should sometimes."
Hendrickson scored 11 points and added nine rebounds. Sophomore center Krista Summers (Staunton, VA/Grace Christian) added 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting. Freshman Livia Wright (Economy, PA/Ambridge) came off the bench to score nine points. Wright hauled in five rebounds and blocked four Geneva shots.
"This was probably her best game of the year so far," Lamie said about Wright. "It's good to see her do that. At gametime, she gets nervous and doesn't 'just play'. In practice we've seen her do that kind of stuff and it was good to see her do that in a game."
The Lady Wolverines drilled 4-of-9 three-pointers in the contest. GC also had 14 assists in the game. Erica Youngman (Portersville, PA/Slippery Rock) handed out a team-high four assists in her first career start.
The game was knotted at 22 at the intermission.
The Lady Wolverines return to action Saturday afternoon against Allegheny. Tip-off is slated for 2:00 pm. The game can be heard on Grove City College's 3,000 watt FM station WSAJ, 91.1.
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