Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2021
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Westminster College men's basketball team's latest success has gained national attention as the Titans received votes in the latest D3hoops.com men's basketball Top 15 ranking.
Westminster, who received 12 votes, is currently first in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) standings with an undefeated record of 3-0 record, outscoring its opponents by 23.3 points per game.
Four Titans are averaging double-digit points, led by senior guard Isaac Stamatiades (Elkridge, MD / Avalon) who is averaging a double-double with 17.7 points per game (ppg.) and 14.3 rebounds per contest. Senior guard Daniel Ritter (North Lima, OH / South Range) follows closely behind with 17.0 ppg. Junior forward Tyler James (Youngstown, OH / Warren JFK) and first-year guard Reese Leone (Beloit, OH / West Branch) are averaging 14.7 ppg. and 10.7 ppg., respectively.
The Titans are back in action at home versus Washington & Jefferson Saturday, Feb. 13 with a tip-off scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
The D3hoops.com Top 15 is voted on by a panel of 18 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country, and is published weekly. Points are awarded on a 15-14-13-12-etc. basis. Because of the smaller number of teams playing during the COVID-19 pandemic, this poll is limited to 15 teams - nobody beyond 15 is considered ranked. Only teams which have played a game are eligible to receive votes. With the changing nature of the pandemic, the number of voters and teams voted for may change from week to week.
For more Westminster Athletics news, go to westminster.edu/athletics.
*Written by Nathan LaRiccia, Sports Information Director (D3hoops.com contributed)