Wednesday, December 5, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's basketball team lost, 75-60, versus Thiel in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) action Wednesday night. The Titans dropped 2-4 overall and 0-3 in the PAC, while the Tomcats improved to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in conference play.
Westminster was ahead for the majority of the first half and had its largest lead, 23-14, when junior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) split a pair of free throws with 8:44 left in the half. Thiel responded with an 11-2 run to cut Westminster's lead to 26-25 with 1:30 remaining. A jumper by Westminster Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) gave the Titans a 28-25 halftime lead.
Westminster led 45-37 with 13:39 on the clock, however Thiel orchestrated a 9-0 run to take its first lead of game at 46-45. The Tomcats outscored Westminster 30-14 for the remainder of the game.
Senior Ron Martino (Youngstown, OH / Cardinal Mooney) led Titans with 18 points (8-for-12). Classmate Doug Smith (South Park, PA / South Park) followed with 14 points, including a game-high four three-pointers. Carswell and Thomas added 12 and 10 points, respectively. Sophomore Ben Donlow (Poland, OH / Poland Seminary) led Westminster with seven rebounds, followed by Smith and Carswell with six boards each.
Westminster will take a 12-day break and will host La Roche on Monday, December 17, 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.