Beaver Falls, PA - For most of the game on Saturday night, the Geneva College women looked primed to pick up their first victory of the 2012-13 season. The Golden Tornadoes led Waynesburg by as many as ten points in the first half but a second half collapse resulted in a 59-41 decision for the Yellow Jackets. The loss dropped Geneva′s overall record to 0-8 including a 0-4 mark in conference play.
The Golden Tornadoes outplayed Waynesburg in the first half and took their first halftime lead into the locker room at 25-20. With just over 14 minutes left in the second half, Geneva led the game 34-33 but would manage only two more field goals the rest of the way. Trailing by one point, Waynesburg went on a 23-3 run to pull ahead by the count of 56-37. Geneva was never able to recover to get back into the game.
Geneva managed only six second half field goals and shot 26% from the field in the final stanza. Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets heated up and shot 50% from the field including 9-12 from three-point range in the second half.
The Golden Tornadoes tot 14 points from Leah Prisuta, who scored Geneva′s first ten points of the game. Chelsea D′Urso scored nine points and grabbed eight rebounds for Geneva in the loss. Gina Rievel led all scorers with 17 for Waynesburg including 5-7 from outside the three point arc.
The Golden Tornadoes will be back at home next Saturday when they host Houghton College for a 2 pm tip-off in the final game before the Christmas break.
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).