Wednesday, February 19, 2014
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's basketball team lost, 62-49, at home to Grove City in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) action on Wednesday.
Westminster (4-20, 2-13 PAC) led 24-22 with 2:34 to go in the first half. Grove City, however, responded (10-13, 7-8 PAC) with an 8-2 run and led 30-26 at halftime.
In the second half, the Wolverines took their first double-digit lead of 52-41 with 7:18 remaining. Grove City maintained its double-figure lead for the rest of the game.
Grove City out-shot Westminster 43.6% (24-55) to 36.7% (18-49) and out-rebounded the Titans 37-30.
Titan senior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) scored a team-high 13 points. Westminster freshman Coty Gander (Jackson Center, PA / Lakeview) tallied a career-high 11 points and a career- and game-high nine rebounds. Thomas added seven boards and a team-high five assists. Titan freshmen John Arcuri (Oakmont, PA / Saint Joseph) and Matt Getsy (Mars, PA / Mars) added seven points each.
Isaiah Reeves led Grove City with a game-high 14 points, while teammate J.T. Schwartz grabbed down a team-high eight rebounds.
Westminster will host Geneva on Saturday at 4 p.m. for its Senior Day.
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.