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.