Wednesday, January 8, 2014BETHANY, W. Va. - The Westminster College men's basketball team lost, 96-56, at Bethany on Wednesday in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) action.
The Bison (11-2, 5-0 PAC) capitalized off of 28 Titan (1-11, 0-3 PAC) turnovers with 38 points off those miscues.
Bethany took a large lead early in the first half as it led 18-4 with 13:26 on the clock. The Bison took their largest lead of the half when it led 39-16 with 5:21 remaining. Bethany was in front 47-25 at halftime.
Bethany out-shot Westminster 52.9% (37-70) to 41.5% (17-41) and out-rebounded the Titans 42-23.
The Bison continued to add to their lead in the second half and had their largest lead of the game when Alan Harper connected on a three-pointer, putting Bethany in front 93-51 with 1:42 remaining in regulation.
Titan sophomore Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) had a team-high 14 points, followed by freshman Matt Getsy (Mars, PA / Mars) with 13 points. Sophomore Charlie Wallander (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) led on the glass with a team-high five rebounds. Wallander and freshman Coty Gander (Jackson Center, PA / Lakeview) added seven points each. Freshman Cameron Pozsgai (Windham, OH / Windham) tallied a team- and career-high three steals.
Delonte' Joyce led Bethany with a game-high 29 points, while Ramel Young had a game-high eight rebounds.
Westminster will host Waynesburg on Saturday at 4 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.