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Men's Basketball: Despite Halftime Lead, Titans Drop 66-62 at Thiel

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

GREENVILLE, Pa. - The Westminster College men's basketball team's 32-31 halftime lead was not enough as the Titans lost, 66-62, at Thiel in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) play Wednesday night. Westminster dropped to 6-12 overall and 2-8 in the PAC, while the Tomcats improved to 9-7 overall and 6-4 in the league.

The Titans led the entire first half and had their largest lead of seven points when senior Adam Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) found junior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) for a three-pointer, giving Westminster a 27-20 lead.

In the second half, Thiel started with a 12-0 run to take a 43-32 lead with 15:29 remaining in regulation. The Tomcats never lost the lead in the second half. Westminster got within one point (59-58) when Carswell scored on a layup with 2:03 on the clock.

For the game, the Tomcats outshot the Titans 40.7% (22-54) to 32.8% (20-61).

Carswell led the Titans with a double-double with a game-high 12 rebounds and 10 points. Senior Doug Smith (South Park, PA / South Park) scored a game-high 22 points. Also scoring in double-digits for the Titans were Thomas and senior Reuben King (Tarentum, PA / Highlands) with 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Westminster will host Saint Vincent on Saturday at 4 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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