Grove City, PA–Geneva Women’s Basketball are still in search of its first conference win for the 2013-14 season. The Golden Tornadoes traveled to Grove City, PA to face long-time rival Grove City but fell short by nine points with a 65-54 final. The tight game at Grove City is the fifth game the GTs suffered a loss under ten points during the season leaving Geneva’s overall record at 1-11, 0-6 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.
The Golden Tornadoes regained their stride after a hard road trip to Thomas More, earning a 52% field goal percentage in the first half after making 13 baskets from the field. The Wolverines protected the little leverage they had with 15 of their own field goals and four baskets from beyond the arch for a 38-31 lead at the half.
Geneva’s presence in the paint created ten more points for the Golden Tornadoes in the second half but would suffer from bench depth in the long run. The Wolverines’ bench outscored the GT’s 12-0 in the second half, retaining the lead for the win.
Three Golden Tornadoes contributed double digit points led by Heidi Mann with 15, Mary Keen at 14 and Nicole Hyland with ten points and seven rebounds for the team high. Lydia Steele and Mann each stole the ball three times for a team total of 11 steals over the Wolverines’ six.
The Golden Tornadoes will enjoy some playing time at home for their next three games. Wednesday Geneva hosts the St. Vincent Bearcats for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off. Followed by “Pack the Gym Night” on Saturday against all-time rival, the Westminster Titans at 5:30 p.m.
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