Published: Friday, December 8, 2006
AREA COLLEGES Thursday's games
Grove City 69,
Carnegie Mellon 66
PITTSBURGH Junior center Rachel McCoy (Beaver Local) hit a layup and added a key assist in the final minute and the Wolverines rallied from a 66-63 deficit to earn their first win of the season. Trailing 66-65, McCoy fed freshman Krista Beechy for a layup with 10 seconds to go and junior guard Shannon Overdorff clinched the win with a pair of free throws with one second left. Overdorff and senior guard Elyse Bogusz each had 18 points while Beechy added a career-high 13 points for Grove City (1-6). Beechy also had a career-high five assists. Colleen Light led CMU (4-3) with 14 points. Rothwell had a game-high 15 rebounds. Each team had 44 rebounds and 21 turnovers. Grove City shot 26 of 65 (40 percent) from the floor while CMU made 26 of 68 field goals (38 percent). McCoy finished with nine points, eight rebounds, four assists and three blocks. Overdorff also pulled in eight boards while junior forward Brittany Anderson blocked three shots. The victory is the first for first-year Grove City head coach Sarah Harris.
Franciscan University 32
STEUBENVILLE Geneva, playing without leading scorer Allyson Clarke for the second straight game, scored its most points in five years to improve to 6-2. Jackie Anthony had 23 points, Lauren Uranker had 19 points (including a 5-of-5 effort from 3-point range), Renee Rawding had 15 points and Kylee Kittner scored 13 for the Golden Tornadoes, who have scored more than 90 points in two straight games. Every Geneva player scored in the win and the Tornadoes shot 52 percent from the field and 88 percent from the free throw line. Ruth Dobos and Lindsey Sissler each had eight rebounds as Geneva held a 31-14 edge on the boards. For the Lady Barons, Stacey Donovan scored 15 points.
Vindicator staff report