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Men's Basketball: Westminster Falls, 71-58, at Home Against Thiel

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's basketball team lost, 71-58, to Thiel at home in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) action on Wednesday.

For the game, Thiel out-shot Westminster (3-16, 2-8 PAC) 53.7% (29-54) to 37.7% (20-53) and out-rebounded the Titans 37-29.

Thiel (7-9, 4-6 PAC) led for the majority of the first half and took their first double-digit lead after a three-pointer with 2:43 remaining, giving the Tomcats a 35-25 lead. The Tomcats were in front 37-30 at halftime.

The Tomcats remained in front in the second half and took their largest lead of 18 points (61-43) with 6:49 on the clock.

Titan sophomore Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) scored a team-high 15 points, followed by senior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) with 11 points. Freshman Matt Getsy (Mars, PA / Mars) tallied a team- and career-high eight rebounds to go along with nine points. Sophomore Charlie Wallander (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) also added nine points.

Luke Kochka led Thiel with a game-high 17 points, while Eric Mallinger posted a game-high 13 rebounds.

Westminster will face-off with Saint Vincent on the road on Saturday. Tip-off is slated for 6 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 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 to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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