Chatham News

Cougars basketball team upsets #3 Grove City to earn first playoff game in team history

By: Lindsey Hyre, Athletic Department
February 23, 2010

(February 23, 2010) . . . In the only upset of the opening round of play in the 2010 Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Championships, the Chatham University women’s basketball team earned their first playoff game in school history with a road win against #3 Grove City College. The Cougars upended the Wolverines by a final score of 63-54.

Grove City led by three at the half, 26-23, but Chatham outscored their opponent in the decisive second twenty minutes of play 40-28 and would go on to earn the quarterfinal victory. The Cougars finished the contest shooting 45.8% from the field (22-48), 25% from behind the three point arc (4-16), and 75% from the foul line (15-20). Both teams finished with 35 rebounds apiece also.

For Chatham, leading the way was red-shirt junior Brittany Brown (Bellefontaine, OH/Bellefontaine) with a team-high 19 points and eight rebounds. Junior Kayla Hilko (North Huntingdon, PA/Norwin) and Lizz King (Cabot, PA/Knoch) added 14 and 13 points in the scoring column for the Cougars, respectively.

Four Wolverines finished in double figures tonight, led by sophomore guard Megan Gebrosky (Cranberry Township, PA/Seneca Valley) with a team-best 14 points. Senior Krista Beechy (Winesburg, OH/Berlin Hiland) also added a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double for her team.

Chatham (11-15, 5-11) will travel to Crestview, KY this weekend to compete in the semi-finals of the PAC tournament against #1 Thomas More College on Friday, February 26th at 8 pm. The winners of the other quarterfinal contests tonight – #2 Washington and Jefferson College (W&J) and #4 Westminster College – will face off at 6 pm. The winning teams from Friday night’s contest will then compete for the PAC Championship title on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm, also in Crestview, KY.

Chatham University prepares students from around the world to develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Every Chatham student – women in Chatham’s historic women’s residential college, and men and women in Chatham’s graduate programs – receives a highly individualized, experiential educational experience that is informed by Chatham’s strong institutional commitment to globalism, the environment and citizen leadership. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with Chatham Eastside and the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Farm Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information call 800-837-1290 or visit www.chatham.edu.