SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Penn College turned an 11-point halftime deficit into a one-possession game in the fourth quarter but couldn't't overtake Westminster in a 62-56 setback Saturday in the consolation game of the Susquehanna Trailways Tip-Off Tournament hosted by Susquehanna University. The Wildcats fell to 0-2, while the Titans improved to 1-2.
Madison Klock scored a career-high 22 points for Penn College on 9 of 18 shooting, while Gwendolyn Lavelle added 12 points. Cassi Kuhnsnetted seven points, pulled down 10 rebounds, and was named to the all-tournament team.
Emily Fromknect scored a game-high 25 points for WC, while two other players reached double figures for the Titans.
Westminster jumped out to an early 5-0 lead before Lavelle buried consecutive treys to give PCT a 6-5 advantage with 7:34 on the clock. The Titans regained the lead on their next possession and led 20-15 after the first. Penn College pulled within one, twice, in the second quarter with Klock's layup making it 22-21 at 6:31 and two Kuhn's free throws two minutes later made 24-23. WC ended the half with a 14-2 run to go ahead 36-25 at halftime.
The Titans held at least a two-possession cushion the entire third quarter and took a 47-40 lead into the final period. The Wildcats pulled within two, 47-45, on Maci Ilgen's layup with 8:25 left in the game. The Titans answered with a 7-2 spurt that propelled them to the finish.
Penn College returns to action Tuesday, 5 p.m., hosting Lycoming College.