Wednesday, January 15, 2014
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's basketball team lost, 75-55, to Thomas More at home Wednesday night.
Westminster (2-12, 1-4 PAC) had a 5-0 lead in the beginning of the first half, however Thomas More (6-9, 5-1 PAC) responded with a 13-2 run to take a 13-7 lead with 11:35 on the clock. The Titans battled back and cut the Saints' lead to 19-18 after freshman Cameron Pozsgai (Windham, OH / Windham) found classmate Matt Getsy (Mars, PA / Mars) for a three-pointer with eight minutes left in the half. Thomas More remained in front and held a 36-26 lead at halftime.
Thomas More maintained its double-digit lead for the rest of the game.
The Saints out-shot the Titans 48.2% (27-56) to 38.2% (21-55) and out-rebounded Westminster 39-29.
Three Titans scored in double-figures, led by sophomore Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) with 16 points. Sophomore Charlie Wallander (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) and Getsy tallied 15 and 13 points, respectively. Wallander and Pozsgai led Westminster with six rebounds each.
For the Saints, Drew Mumford scored a game-high 23 points, while Chris Richard grabbed down a game-high eight rebounds.
Westminster will be back on the court on Saturday when it travels to Geneva. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 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.