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Men's Basketball: Despite First Half Lead, Titans Fall 74-61 at Waynesburg

Sunday, January 6, 2013

WAYNESBURG, Pa. - The Westminster College men's basketball team led 28-24 at halftime but found itself outscored 50-33 in the second half and lost 74-61 Saturday night at Waynesburg. The Titans dropped its fourth-straight game and moved to 4-9 overall and 0-5 in the conference, while the Yellow Jackets improved to 6-8 overall and 1-5 in the league.

In the first half, Westminster had its largest lead of eight points with 1:40 on the clock when junior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) scored on a layup giving the Titans a 28-20 lead. Westminster led 28-24 at halftime.

In the second half, Westminster led 30-29 at the 18:35 mark, however Waynesburg orchestrated a 13-3 run to take a nine-point lead, 42-33, with 14:39 on the clock. The Titans responded with a 6-0 run to cut the Yellow Jackets' lead to 42-39, however Waynesburg pulled away and had its largest lead of 14 points when it led 69-55 at the 1:54 mark.

Thomas led the Titans with a game- and team-high 16 points (5-for-13). Senior Adam Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) and freshman Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) followed with 12 points each. Rounding out the double-digit scorers for Westminster was senior Reuben King (Tarentum, PA / Highlands) with 10 points. Paul Carswell grabbed down a game- and career-high 12 rebounds, followed by Adam Carswell and senior Doug Smith (South Park, PA / South Park) who had eight and seven rebounds, respectively. Thomas dished-out five assists. Carswell had a team-high three blocks.

Westminster will travel to Thomas More on Wednesday 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 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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