Monday, February 18, 2013
WAYNESBURG, Pa. - The Westminster College men's basketball team ended its 2012-13 season after a 74-57 loss at Waynesburg on Monday in the 2013 Presidents' Athletic Conference play-in game. The Titans finished the season with an overall record of 7-18, while the Yellow Jackets improved to 10-16 overall and advance to play the no.1-seeded Saint Vincent on Tuesday.
In the first half, the Titans took their first lead after junior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) made a jumper to give Westminster an 11-9 lead with 15 minutes on the clock. Waynesburg went on a 13-5 run to take a 22-16 run with 7:46 remaining and held a 33-29 halftime lead.
The Titans had their largest lead of the game when senior Ron Martino (Youngstown, OH / Cardinal Mooney) converted on a traditional three-point play to give Westminster a 53-49 lead at the 8:17 mark. Waynesburg pulled away as it outscored Westminster 25-4 for the remainder of the game.
Waynesburg out-shot Westminster 39.1% (27-69) to 33.3% (21-63) and had a 46-41 rebound advantage.
Westminster senior Doug Smith (South Park, PA / South Park) scored a game-high 18 points. Martino followed with 15 points. Also scoring in double-digits for the Titans was Thomas with 11. Thomas also dished-out a game-high four assists. On the glass, senior Adam Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) led with a team-high 12 rebounds, while Smith added six boards.
Five Yellow Jackets scored in double-figures, led by Jason Propst with 16 points. Propst also had a game-high 14 rebounds.
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.