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Men's Basketball: Titans Drop, 79-69, in Third-Place Game of Tampa Bay Shootout

Sunday, December 30, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. - The Westminster College men's basketball team dropped, 69-79, in the third-place game of the 2012 Tampa Bay Shootout against Connecticut College on Sunday. On Saturday, the Titans lost, 79-101, against LaGrange College (Ga.) in the opening round of the tournament. The Titans fell to 4-7 overall and the Camels improved to 5-6 on the season. DePauw University was the tournament host, which was played at the Tampa Preparatory School.

The Titans led only once in the game at the 14:25 mark in the first half, when senior Doug Smith (South Park, PA / South Park) found classmate Adam Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) for a layup.

For the game, Westminster shot 31.4% (22-for-70) and Connecticut shot 47.3% (26-for-55).

Junior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) led the Titans with 23 points (9-for-21), while Smith followed with 21 points (8-for-17). Freshman Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) added 10 points. Adam Carswell had a game-high 10 rebounds and pocketed a game-high three steals. Paul Carswell and Smith added nine and eight rebounds, respectively.

Westminster looks to get back in the win column when they host Bethany on Wednesday at 8 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 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 to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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