Friday, January 3, 2014
ALLIANCE, Ohio - The Westminster College men's basketball team lost, 113-75, to Mount Union on the road in non-conference action on Friday.
Mount Union (9-2) led 16-4 with 17:26 on the clock, paced by TJ Gillespie who had three-straight three-pointers. The Titans (1-9) responded with a 7-2 run, which was capped off with a layup from senior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union), to close the gap 18-11 with 15:18 remaining in the first half. The Purple Raiders rode on 12 three-pointers to take a 64-38 halftime lead. Mount Union added five more threes in the second half totaling a school-record 17.
For the game, the Purple Raiders out-shot the Titans 48.9% (43-88) to 35.4% (23-65) and out-rebounded Westminster 55-39.
Titan sophomore Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) had a game-high 20 points (6-13). Thomas followed with 16 points. Freshman John Arcuri (Oakmont, PA / Saint Joseph) and sophomore Charlie Wallander (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) added nine points each. Freshman Cameron Pozsgai (Windham, OH / Windham) came off the bench and grabbed down a game-high nine rebounds.
Mount Union was led by Nate Jacubec who had 19 points, including five three-pointers. Evan Keeslar and Jimmy Darnley led the Purple Raiders on the glass with eight boards each.
Westminster will next play at LaRoche on Monday at 7 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 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.