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Griffins fall to fourth place in conference

Westminster College junior Sarah McGinley plays against Colorado Mesa Feb. 7. The Griffins lost both games over the weekend, falling to fourth place overall in the conference. (Photo courtesy Justin Green)

The Westminster College women’s basketball team fell to fourth place overall in the Rocky Mountain Athletic conference after losing 47-50 to Colorado Mesa Friday and 57-66 to Western Colorado University Saturday. 

After a slow first quarter against the Mavericks Friday night, the Griffins fell behind by 11 points. But by halftime, the team made up ground and ended the half down by one point, 26-27. 

The Griffins trailed behind in the third quarter by six points but made a final push in the fourth quarter. 

With a little over one minute left in the game, Westminster cut the lead to three points, on a pair of free throws by junior Mariah Martin  and a deep three from junior Sarah McGinley. Martin and McGinley were lead scorers and combined for 35 points.

The Griffins lost 47-50.

On Saturday, the Griffins trailed by six points at halftime against Western. With eight minutes left in the game, the Griffins cut the lead to three points but never got any closer.

Senior Kaitlin Toluono and junior Hunter Krebs led the Griffins with 14 points apiece. 

The team lost with a final score of 57-66. 
The Griffins currently have an overall record of 17-6 and a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference record of 12-5. 

The team will return home to host Fort Lewis and Adams State next weekend.

Sports coverage by The Forum is created in part through a partnership with the Westminster College Athletics Program.


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