Pittsburgh, PA– The Geneva Women’s Basketball team suffered another tough defeat in their second game of the Carnegie Mellon Tournament against Oberlin College on Saturday. Geneva was able to keep the game close into the second half of play, but the balanced scoring attack of the Yeomen eventually got the better of the Golden Tornadoes as they fell 92-63, dropping their overall record to 0-2.
Samantha Fisher and Nicole Highland led Geneva with 16 points each in the contest but no other Tornadoes were able to reach double figures. Twins Marissa and Miranda Heaney both scored nine points for Geneva while Becca Sargent contributed seven rebounds in the losing effort. The entire Oberlin starting lineup scored in double figures highlighted by Lindsey Bernhardt’s 19 points.
The Golden Tornadoes shot a solid 45 percent on the evening but were crippled by 22 turnovers as well as shooting only 60 percent (9-15) from the free throw stripe. In addition, Geneva shot an impressive 4-7 from beyond the arc in the contest.
Geneva will travel to Wooster College on November 20th to battle the Fighting Scots at 7:30pm.
Geneva College invites students to accept the challenge of an academically excellent, Christ-centered education. Offering nearly 40 undergraduate majors, Adult Degree Programs with fully online and campus-based options, and seven graduate degrees, Geneva has programs that place students at the forefront of higher learning. Adhering to the inerrancy of Scripture, a Geneva education is grounded in God’s word as well as in a core curriculum designed to prepare students vocationally to think, write and communicate well in today’s world.
Geneva is one of only 118 colleges in the U.S. to be approved for membership in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), and is a founding member.