Washington, PA – The Geneva College women’s basketball team was trying to stop a pair of inauspicious streaks on Wednesday night. The Golden Tornadoes entered their PAC game with Washington & Jefferson looking for their first conference victory and their first road win of the season. Geneva was unable to put an end to those streaks in a 70-41 loss to the Presidents. The Golden Tornadoes, who fell to 0-7 on the road, dropped to 0-9 in conference play and 2-14 overall for the season.
Trailing 18-13 midway through the first half, the Golden Tornadoes watched Washington & Jefferson close out the stanza by scoring 15 of the final 17 points to push the lead to 33-15 at the break. The second half proved to be much of the same as Geneva was outscored 37-26 in the final 20 minutes.
While W & J shot 50% from the field (28-56), Geneva managed just 16 field goals in the game and shot 26% from the field, including 6-23 from three-point range. Heidi Mann led the Golden Tornadoes with 12 points and eight rebounds while Chelsea D’Urso chipped in with ten points.
W & J, which improved to 12-4 overall and 7-2 in the PAC, has won four consecutive conference games. The Presidents got a balanced scoring attack with points from ten different players in the victory.
After three consecutive road games, Geneva will return to Metheny Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon at 1 pm to host Thiel College. The Golden Tornadoes will begin a three-game home stand that includes games against the Tomcats, Bethany and Chatham in the next two weeks.
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).
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