Saturday, January 19, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster senior Doug Smith (South Park, PA / South Park) scored a game-high 24 points as the Titans won, 86-79, over Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Washington & Jefferson Saturday inside Buzz Ridl Gymnasium.
The Titans improved to 6-11 overall and 2-7 in the PAC, while the Presidents dropped to 7-11 overall and 5-4 in the conference.
In the first half, tied 23-23 with 9:06 on the clock, Westminster orchestrated a 19-8 run to lead 42-31 with 4:38 remaining in the half. The Titans led 53-41 at intermission.
The Presidents battled back and tied the game at 61 after a 20-8 run in the second half at the 10:53 mark. W&J took a 65-63 lead, however a three-pointer from freshman Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) put Westminster back in front at 66-65 with 9:39 remaining. Senior Reuben King (Tarentum, PA / Highlands) earned the assist. The Titans maintained the lead for the rest of regulation.
The Titans shot 78.8% (26-for-33) from the free throw line, led by Smith (10-for-11).
Also scoring in double-digits for Westminster were Carswell, junior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union), and senior Ron Martino (Youngstown, OH / Cardinal Mooney) with 15, 14, and 11 points respectively. Carswell also grabbed down a game-high 11 rebounds. Smith and senior Adam Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) followed with nine and seven rebounds, respectively.
The Titans are back in action next Wednesday when they travel to Thiel 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 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.