Monday, March 25, 2013NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's basketball team finished 7-18, including a 3-13 mark for ninth place in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) standings. The ninth-seed Titans fell to the eight-seeded Waynesburg Yellow Jackets in the PAC postseason play-in game for the second consecutive year.
The Titans were led by first-year head coach Kevin Siroki. With four key players graduating, Siroki will look to his first recruiting class to mesh with some key returnees next season. Seniors lost to graduation include four-year lettermen Adam Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) and Reuben King (New Kensington, PA / Highlands), Ron Martino (Youngstown, OH / Cardinal Mooney), and three-year starter Doug Smith (South Park, PA / South Park).
Smith eclipsed the 1,000 point mark for his career this season on Jan. 30th against Bethany. He finished his career at Westminster with 1,068 points, good for 31st on the school's all-time scoring list. Smith earned all-PAC Honorable Mention recognition this season, along with Titan junior point guard Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union). This was both Smith and Thomas' second all-PAC selection.
Thomas, a three-year starter, led the PAC in assists on the season with 100. He also finished sixth in the conference in scoring at 14.6 points per game. Thomas will enter his senior season with 950 career points and 265 assists.
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.