Wednesday, February 13, 2013GROVE CITY, Pa. - The Westminster College men's basketball team lost, 76-45, at Grove City Wednesday night. The Titans dropped to 7-16 overall and 3-12 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference, while the Wolverines improved to 10-14 overall and 6-9 in the conference.
Down 10-2 with 14:20 on the clock in the first half, the Titans went on a 9-0 run to take their first lead of the game (11-10) with 12:12 remaining. The Wolverines responded and finished the half with a 26-4 run and led 36-15 at halftime. Grove City maintained its double-digit lead for the duration of the game and had its largest lead of 35 points when it led 66-31 with 5:28 remaining.
For the game, Grove City out-shot Westminster 47.5% (28-for-59) to 29.1% (16-for-55) and out-rebounded the Titans 52-34.
Junior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) led Westminster with 10 points (4-for-6). Senior Reuben King (Tarentum, PA / Highlands) and freshman Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) followed with seven and six points, respectively. Senior Doug Smith (South Park, PA / South Park) grabbed down a team-high six rebounds.
Westminster will play its final regular season game on Saturday at Geneva at 7:30 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.