Women’s Hoops falls to Westminster

The Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets slow third quarter leads to a blowout loss to the Westminster College Titans 74-49. 

The Lady J’s went into halftime down 34-23, which is not unfamiliar territory as the ladies have trailed at the half in 10 of their previous 14 games. This is the fifth game that the ladies have been down double-digits.  

“That third quarter they are going to come out hard,” Waynesburg University Yellow Jacket Julz Mohrbacher said. “We just need to be able to put together a full game.” 

In the third quarter, the Titans outscored the Yellow Jackets 27-13, the deficit grew from 11 at halftime to 25 with just the fourth quarter to play.  

“We don’t talk about it too much because we don’t want it to become a thing in our heads,” Waynesburg University women’s basketball head coach Sam Jones said. “It is certainly something on my mind, and something I am trying to figure out.” 

This season the Yellow Jackets are -84 when it comes to the third quarter scoring differential. Opponents have outscored Waynesburg 291 to 227, which is by far the worst quarter for the Lady J’s.  

On the positive side of the 25-point loss, Mohrbacher earned a new career high scoring 18 points, while grabbing a second-best 11 rebounds.  

“This was one of the first games where I felt fully confident in myself,” Mohrbacher said. 

Despite missing the first game of the season and not starting games two and three Mohrbacher has become a key component to the success that this women’s team has been able to have. 

“She’s [Mohrbacher] one of our best if not our best defender,” Jones said. “A great asset on the boards and very good asset scoring as well.”  

The Waynesburg University women’s basketball team still sits ninth in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference, But, falls to a 3-12 overall record with a 2-9 conference record.  

The Lady J’s will stay at home for a matchup against the Bethany College Bison on Saturday, Jan. 20, a team they lost to earlier on in the season 98-79. 

It is Alumni Day at the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse and a double-header for Waynesburg University basketball. The women’s team will tip off at 1 p.m. and the men’s team has a set tip time of 3 p.m. 

“That’s our goal right now is to continue to grow, and put a whole game together and get a win,” Jones said.