Wednesday, February 6, 2013NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's basketball team fell, 83-77, to Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Thomas More Wednesday night. The Titans dropped to 6-15 overall and 2-11 in the PAC, while the Saints improved to 19-3 overall and 12-1 in the conference.
The Titans had a 12-8 lead with 13:34 on the clock in the first half after a layup from senior Adam Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin). With the game tied at 18 with 8:43 remaining in the half, the Saints outscored the Titans 20-10 to take a 38-28 halftime lead.
Thomas More had its largest lead when it led 54-36 with 14:54 on the clock in the second half. The Titans cut the Saints' lead to 61-54 after an 18-7 run with 10 minutes remaining in regulation. Westminster got as close as four points from Thomas More's lead (77-73) when senior Doug Smith (South Park, PA / South Park) found Carswell for a layup with 2:34 remaining.
Carswell led the Titans with a game- and season-high 19 points (8-for-10). Also scoring in double-digits for Westminster were Smith (13), senior Ron Martino (Youngstown, OH / Cardinal Mooney) (12), and senior Reuben King (Tarentum, PA / Highlands) (11). Freshman Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) led on the glass with a game-high nine rebounds. Junior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) dished-out a game-high eight assists.
Josef Marshall and Chris Richard led Thomas More with 16 points each. Richard also had a team-high seven rebounds.
The Titans will play their final home regular season game on Saturday when they host Waynesburg at 4 p.m.
*Highlights courtesy of senior Liam Halferty, broadcast communications major
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.