Saturday, December 22, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's basketball team won, 79-67, over the visiting Penn State-DuBois Saturday inside Buzz Ridl Gymnasium. The Titans improved to 4-5 overall and the Nittany Lions dropped to 3-6.
Tied 9-9 with 13:00 minutes left in the first half, Westminster went on a 29-15 run to take its largest lead of the half when junior Dak Britt (Battle Creek, MI / Battle Creek) found senior Reuben King (Tarentum, PA / Highlands) for a three-pointer giving Westminster a 38-24 lead. The Titans led 42-32 at halftime.
Westminster maintained a double-digit lead for 19 of the 20 minutes in the second half. Penn State-DuBois cut Westminster's lead to 60-52 with 9:34 remaining; however King responded with another three to put the Titans in front 63-52.
Five Titans scored in double-digits led by senior Ron Martino (Youngstown, OH / Cardinal Mooney) who earned a team-high 15 points. Classmate Doug Smith (South Park, PA / South Park) and King followed with 13 points each. Junior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) and freshman Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) scored 12 and 11 points, respectively. King had a game-high three three-pointers (3-for-3), while Britt dished-out a game- and career-high six assists.
On the glass, Smith grabbed down a game- and career-high 12 rebounds. Senior Adam Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) followed with seven boards, while sophomore Mark Hockenberry (Hanover, PA / South Western) and Paul Carswell earned six rebounds each.
For the game, the Titans shot 47.1% (33-for-70) and the Nittany Lions shot 39.7% (27-for-68).
Westminster is back in action next Saturday when it travels to the Tampa Bay Classic. Its first game is against LaGrange (Ga.) at 7 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 is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 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 41 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.