Men's Basketball: Titans Go 2-0 at Buzz Ridl Classic

Saturday, November 17, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's basketball team won, 78-60, over visiting Muskingum on Saturday in the second day of the 21st annual Buzz Ridl Classic. The Titans finished the Classic 2-0, joining Thiel as the only unbeaten teams in the event. Muskingum and Mount Union dropped to 0-2 on the season.

Westminster junior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) and sophomore Ben Donlow (Poland, OH / Poland Seminary) were selected on the All-Classic team.

The Titans led the majority of the first half and went up 43-38 as time expired in the first half when senior Ron Martino (Youngstown, OH / Cardinal Mooney) found classmate Reuben King (New Kensington, PA / Highlands) for a layup. Westminster finished strong as it outscored Muskingum 23-12 in the final 10 minutes of the game.

Westminster had four players who scored in double-digits, led by Thomas who had 19 points (7-for-10). Martino followed with 14 points, while seniors Adam Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) and Doug Smith (South Park, PA / South Park) added 13 and 12 points, respectively. Also contributing on offense were King who scored seven points and Donlow who earned five points.

Smith led the Titans on the glass with a career-high 10 rebounds. Carswell and Donlow added nine and eight rebounds, respectively.

For the game, the Titans shot 46.2% (30-65) and the Fighting Muskies shot 35.8% (24-67).

Also earning a spot on the All-Classic team were Nate Jacubec (Mount Union), Chase McKinney (Thiel), Anthony Harvey (Thiel), and Dave Brown (Muskingum).

Westminster will travel to Pitt-Bradford on Tuesday 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 377 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.

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