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Men's Basketball: Smith Scores 1,000th Point; Titans Drop, 79-69, at Bethany

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

BETHANY, W.Va. - Westminster senior Doug Smith (South Park, PA / South Park) scored his 1,000th career point in the Titans' 79-69 loss at Bethany on Wednesday. The Titans dropped to 6-14 overall and 2-10 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), while the Bison Improved to 15-6 overall and 9-3 in the conference.

Smith became the 35th Titan ever to score at least 1,000 career points and the first since Ryne Murray (2010).  

With the game tied, 9-9, at the 15:23 mark, Bethany went on a 17-7 run to take a 26-16 lead with 7:57 remaining in the first half. Westminster responded with an 11-3 run that capped off with a three-pointer from junior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) to cut the Bison's lead to 29-27 with five minutes on the clock. The Bison led 41-37 at intermission.

The Titans, down 48-37 at the 17:43 mark in the second half, mustered a 15-4 run to tie the game at 52 after another three-pointer from Thomas with 12:54 on the clock. The Bison regained the lead and remained in front for the duration of the game.

For the game, Bethany outshot Westminster 51.7% (30-58) to 38.2% (26-68), while Westminster had the rebound edge (39-36).

Thomas led the Titans with a game-high 24 points (9-for-19), including a game- and career-high six three-pointers. Smith followed with 18 points. Also scoring in double-digits for the Titans was senior Adam Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) with 14 points. Smith led Westminster on the glass with nine rebounds. Carswell and Thomas had eight rebounds each. Thomas also dished-out a game- and career-high six assists.

Westminster will take the weekend off and will host Thomas More next Wednesday at 8 p.m.

About Westminster College...
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