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Men's Basketball: Titans Fall, 76-51, to PAC Foe Bethany

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's basketball team lost 76-51 to the visiting Bethany College Wednesday night inside Buzz Ridl Gymnasium. The Titans fell to 4-8 overall and 0-4 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), while the Bison improved to 11-2 overall and 5-0 in the league.

Westminster had a 7-6 lead after a three-pointer from senior Doug Smith (South Park, PA / South Park) at the 15:07 mark, however Bethany regained the lead with a layup and never looked back. The Bison, in front 19-18 with 10:32 on the clock, finished the half with a 21-4 run. Bethany maintained its double-digit lead for the remainder of the game and had its largest lead of 26 points at the 1:40 mark in the second half.

Smith led Westminster with 17 points (5-for-14), including a team-high three three-pointers. Junior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) followed with 10 points and senior Ron Martino (Youngstown, OH / Cardinal Mooney) had eight. Senior Adam Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) grabbed a team-high six rebounds, while freshman Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) had four boards. Thomas also dished-out a team- and season-high five assists.

For the game, Westminster shot 39.5% (17-43) and Bethany shot 47.5% (28-59). The Bison had a 34-to-27 rebound advantage.

The Titans will travel to Waynesburg on Saturday at 9 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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