Wednesday, January 9, 2013CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. - The Westminster College men's basketball team lost 71-48 at Thomas More Wednesday night in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) action. The Titans dropped to 4-10 overall and 0-6 in the PAC, while the Saints improved to 12-3 overall and 5-1 in the conference.
Westminster, down 19-8 with 8:39 on the clock in the first half, went on a 13-0 run to cut Thomas More's lead to 21-19 with 2:21 remaining. The run was capped off with a layup by junior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union). The Saints led 26-23 at halftime.
In the second half, Thomas More outscored Westminster 45-25 as it shot 40.6% (13-for-32) from the floor and 18-for-21 from the free throw line.
For the game, Westminster shot 33.9% (20-59) and Thomas More shot 37.5% (18-48).
Westminster senior Doug Smith (South Park, PA / South Park) led the Titans with 11 points, including a game-high three three-pointers. Thomas scored 10 points, while senior Adam Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) and sophomore Mark Hockenberry (Hanover, PA / South Western) scored nine and seven points, respectively. Thomas dished-out a game-high five assists. On the glass, Hockenberry had a game-high five rebounds. Carswell led both teams with three blocks.
The Titans will begin a three-game homestand. First up is Geneva on Saturday at 4 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 377 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.