Saturday, November 16, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's basketball team lost, 90-74, to Lynchburg on Saturday in the final day of the 22nd Annual Buzz Ridl Classic. The Titans dropped to 0-2 on the season, while the Hornets improved to 1-1.
Lynchburg was in front for the majority of the first half and led by as much as nine points (33-24), when Lyndon White found Manny Hernandez for a three-pointer with 7:18 remaining before halftime. The Hornets led 47-42 at intermission after White found Hernandez for another three-point field goal at the buzzer.
Lynchburg remained in the lead for the rest of the game and led by as much as 18 points (90-72) when Hernandez connected on his game-high fifth three-pointer with 43 seconds on the clock.
For the game, sophomore Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) led the Titans with a game- and career-high 22 points (6-13), including a team-high three three-pointers, and added five rebounds. Sophomore Charlie Wallander (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) led on the glass with a game-high nine boards and scored 12 points. Titan senior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) scored 13 points and earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team. Freshman Jason Pilarski (Pittsburgh, PA / Brentwood) added seven points, while junior Mike Matisi (Lowellville, OH / Lowellville) and freshman Cameron Pozsgai (Windham, OH / Windham) each had five.
For the game, Lynchburg outshot Westminster 53.4% (31-58) to 41.3% (26-63). The Hornets also held a 42-31 rebound edge.
Westminster will host Pitt-Bradford next Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Also on Saturday, in the first game of the day, Catholic defeated Thiel, 83-73.
2013 Buzz Ridl Classic All-Tournament Team:
MVP: #23 Steve Limberiou (Catholic)
#22 Corey Stanford (Catholic)
#21 Luke Kochka (Thiel)
#1 Anthony Thomas (Westminster)
#40 Alex Graves (Lynchburg)
#32 Austen Arnold (Lynchburg)
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 378 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.