Wednesday, February 12, 2014
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. - The Westminster College men's basketball team lost, 81-54, at Presidents' Athletics Conference (PAC) foe Thomas More on Wednesday night.
The Saints improved to 12-9 overall and 11-2 in the PAC, while the Titans fell to 3-19 overall and 2-11 in the conference.
Westminster led 8-2 early in the first half after Titan sophomore Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) scored on a four-point play after making a three-pointer, while being fouled, and converting on the free-throw.
Tied 14-14 with 13:34 to play in the first half, Thomas More started to pull away with a 12-4 run and took a 26-18 lead with 9:41 to go. The Saints led 44-34 at halftime. Thomas More maintained its double-digit lead for the rest of the contest.
For the game, Thomas More out-shot Westminster 50.9% (29-57) to 42.9% (21-49) and out-rebounded the Titans 36-21.
Carswell led Westminster with 15 points, followed by freshman Matt Getsy (Mars, PA / Mars) with 10. Titan junior Nate Herrmann (Avon, CT / Seneca Valley) had a team- and career-high five rebounds. Westminster senior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) tied a game-high with five assists, while Getsy tied a game- and career-high with three steals.
Nate McGovney led Thomas More with a game-high 17 points, while teammate Josef Marshall had a game-high 10 boards.
The Titans will travel to Waynesburg on Saturday with a starting time of 3:30 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.