Monday, December 16, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's basketball team lost, 101-65, to Hiram Monday night inside Buzz Ridl Gymnasium.
Hiram (2-5) took its first double-digit lead of the game when Aaron Stefanov scored on a jumper with 13:33 remaining in the first half, giving the Terriers a 17-6 lead. The Terriers took their largest lead of the half, 52-26, when Riley Moore drilled a full-court-buzzer-beater in the first frame.
Down 70-42 with 11:47 left in regulation, Westminster (0-8) went on an 11-2 run which was capped off with a pair of free throws by senior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union).
For the game, Hiram out-shot Westminster 44.3% (35-79) to 35.6% (21-59) and out-rebounded the Titans, 51-36.
Westminster had three players who scored in double-figures, led by Thomas with 15. Sophomore Charlie Wallander (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) and Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) followed with 11 points each. Freshman John Arcuri (Oakmont, PA / Saint Joseph) and Coty Gander (Jackson Center, PA / Lakeview) added eight and seven points, respectively. Wallander and Gander led the Titans on the glass with six rebounds each. Thomas pocketed a team-high two steals and tied Wallander with a team-high two blocks. Wallander also had a team-best three assists.
Stefanov led the Terriers with a game-high 25 points, while Moore grabbed down a game-high 11 rebounds.
The Titans will host PSU-Altoona on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 1 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 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.