October 17, 2017

Women’s basketball takes down Greenville, 65-48

Senior guard Gwen Williams dribbles down the court with her Greenville College opponent close beside her. PHOTO BY MEGAN FAVIGNANO.

The Webster University women’s basketball team used one of its best defensive performances of the season to top the Greenville College Panthers 65-48 on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Grant Gymnasium. The Gorloks’ 17-point victory avenged an overtime loss to the Panthers in Greenville, Ill., on Dec. 1, 2012.

Senior guard Gwen Williams led a balanced Webster scoring attack by notching a team-high 13 points. Senior point guard Maggie Zehner recorded 12 points and 5 assists. Junior forward Courtney Pursley had 11 points and junior guard Kaliann Rikard chipped in 10 points.

Greenville made just one of its 12 3-point attempts, and the Panthers shot 31 percent from the field for the game. Webster sunk six 3-pointers and shot 38.6 percent from the field. The Gorloks led 34-20 at halftime and never trailed in the second half.

With the win, Webster improves to 11-10 overall and 8-4 in St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play. Greenville falls to 10-10 overall and is 5-6 in SLIAC action.

The Gorloks’ win snapped a two-game losing streak. Webster takes on Principia College (Ill.) on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. at Grant Gymnasium. The Gorloks then host Spalding University (Ky.) on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. Both of those games are SLIAC matchups.

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