Men's Basketball: Pozsgai's Buzzer-Beater in OT Lifts Titans at Geneva

Saturday, January 18, 2014

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. - The Westminster College men's basketball team won, 80-77, in overtime at Geneva on Saturday. Tied 77-77 with one second remaining in overtime, senior Anthony Thomas found freshman Cameron Pozsgai for a game-winning three-pointer as time expired.

Westminster (3-12, 2-4 PAC) was in the lead for the entirety of the first half.  The Titans had their largest lead of 25-14 when sophomore Paul Carswell found freshman Garrett Ashbaugh for a three-pointer with 7:13 remaining in the first half. Westminster held a 31-28 lead at halftime.

Geneva (4-12, 0-7 PAC) took its first lead of game (46-45) with 12:11 remaining in the second half. Eight ties would ensue, which included the score of 69-69 at the end of regulation. Westminster had a chance to win in regulation after going up by three points (69-66) with nine seconds remaining. The Golden Tornadoes managed to tie it after Jacob Grim split a pair of free throws and Tyler Damazo scored a layup after he rebounded the missed free throw with four seconds left.

For the game, Westminster out-shot Geneva 44.3% (27-61) to 41.0% (25-61) and out-rebounded the Golden Tornadoes, 44-38.

Three Titans scored in double figures, led by Thomas with a game-high 21 points. Sophomore Charlie Wallander and Carswell followed with 14 points each. Wallander tallied a game-high 12 rebounds, while Carswell added seven. Thomas dished-out a game-high five assists.

Geneva Trevor York had team-highs of 17 points and nine rebounds.

Westminster will travel to Thiel on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. tip-off.

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