Defensive Struggle Doesn't Go Geneva's Way Against Grove City

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Beaver Falls, PA - In a game that had serious PAC play-off implications, the Geneva College women′s basketball team could not find its offense and dropped a 46-36 decision to Grove City College at Metheny Fieldhouse on Wednesday night. The loss was Geneva′s seventh straight and dropped its overall record to 3-17 including a 2-11 record in the conference. Grove City entered the night just one game ahead of Geneva in the PAC standings and holding onto the eighth and final play-off spot. The loss puts Geneva two full games behind the Wolverines with only five conference games remaining.

Neither team will look back at Wednesday night′s game as an offensive showcase. In the first half, the two teams combined for just 16 field goals and the Wolverines took a 20-18 lead into the locker room. Geneva took its only lead of the game at the eight minute mark of the second half with a 26-25 lead. Grove City responded with the next six points and never looked back.

Geneva converted on 2-19 from three point range including a 1-10 effort in the second half. For the game, the Golden Tornadoes shot just 29% from the field while holding Grove City to just 34%. The Wolverines also took advantage of 16 Geneva turnovers with 13 points off of those mistakes.

Three players accounted for all but three of Geneva′s points on Wednesday. Samantha Fisher led the way with 12 points and six rebounds while Rachel Rouan picked up a double-double with 11 points and ten rebounds. Beth DeLuca also scored in double figures with ten points in the loss.

Geneva will head back to the road on Saturday when it visits Chatham University. Chatham is one of two conference opponents that the Golden Tornadoes defeated in the first half of the season. Geneva returns home next Wednesday looking for a season sweep against Thiel College.

Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College′s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).