Wednesday, November 20, 2013NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's basketball team lost, 84-71, to Pitt-Bradford inside Buzz Ridl Gymnasium on Wednesday night. The Titans dropped to 0-3 for the season, while the Panthers improved to 2-1.
Pitt-Bradford was in the lead for the entire first half and led by as much as 17 points when Eric Matheson scored a three-pointer with 39 seconds remaining before halftime. The Panthers led, 43-28, at intermission.
The Panthers maintained their double-digit lead in the second half and had their largest lead when Tyler Fantaskey scored a three-point field goal, giving Pitt-Bradford a 70-50 lead with 8:14 left on the clock.
Titan sophomore Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) led Westminster with 18 points (5-for-16), including a game-high perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line. Freshman Jason Pilarski (Pittsburgh, PA / Brentwood) followed with 15 points. Senior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) and freshman Mike Getsy (Mars, PA / Mars) added nine points each. Sophomore Charlie Wallander (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) had a team-high nine rebounds, while Pilarski led the Titans with four steals.
For the game, Pitt-Bradford out-shot Westminster 43.3% (29-67) to 36.8% (25-68) and out-rebounded the Titans 58-37.
Westminster will play at Youngstown State on Saturday at 11 a.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 378 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.