Wednesday, February 15, 2012
BETHANY, W.Va. - The Westminster College men's basketball team fell to Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Bethany College tonight with the score of 91-65. Sophomore Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) led Westminster with a game-high 23 points (10-16), his second highest scoring performance this season.
The Titans fell to 6-18 overall and 4-11 in the PAC, while the Bisons stayed atop the PAC standings with a 21-3 overall and 13-2 in the conference records.
The first 10 minutes of the first half consisted of five ties. However, following the fifth and final tie (14-14), Bethany went ahead and never looked back.
The Titans' junior Adam Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) added 13 points with 4-for-5 shooting from the floor and 5-for-7 from the free throw line. Also chipping in was junior Ron Martino (Youngstown, OH / Cardinal Mooney) and classmate Doug Smith (South Park, PA / South Park) with nine and eight points, respectively. Senior Max Spinner (Boca Raton, FL / Boca Raton) grabbed a team-high four rebounds.
Junior Reuben King (Tarentum, PA / Highlands) and sophomore Kendall Hunter (McKeesport, PA / McKeesport) each pocketed a team-high three steals.
For the game, Westminster shot 24-for-52 (46.2%), while the Bisons shot 36-for-64 (56.3%). Bethany also had a 35-22 rebound advantage.
The Titans will play their last regular season game next Saturday (Feb. 18) against Geneva at 7:30 p.m.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.