Wednesday, January 22, 2014NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's basketball team lost, 77-69, at Presidents' Athletic Conference foe Grove City on Wednesday.
Grove City (8-8, 5-3 PAC) was in the lead for the majority of the first half and led by as much as 12 points when the Wolverines scored on a jumper with 35 seconds on the clock, giving Grove City a 43-31 lead. The Wolverines led 43-32 at intermission.
Westminster (3-14, 2-6 PAC) got within three points four different times in the second half, with the latest coming with 2:26 remaining in the game. The Titans, however, were unable to close the gap.
For the game, Grove City slightly out-shot Westminster 48.3% (28-58) to 46.3% (25-54). The Titans out-rebounded the Wolverines 32-30.
Titan freshman John Arcuri (Oakmont, PA / Saint Joseph) had a break-out game as he scored a team- and career-high 21 points (6-for-12), including a team- and career-best five three-pointers. Sophomore Charlie Wallander (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) also scored in double-figures with 16 points.
Sophomore Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) and freshman Matt Getsy (Mars, PA / Mars) added nine points each. Wallander and freshman Cameron Pozsgai (Windham, OH / Windham) led Westminster with five rebounds each. Senior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) tied a game-high with a career-high eight assists.
Brian Giesler led Grove City with a game-high 22 points, while Tyler Patterson and J.T. Schwartz tied a game-high with five rebounds.
Westminster will be back in action on Saturday when it travels to Washington & Jefferson with a starting time of 3 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.