Men's Basketball: Despite Halftime Lead, Titans Drop 66-62 at Thiel
Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013
Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013 00:01
GREENVILLE, Pa. - The Westminster College men's basketball team's 32-31 halftime lead was not enough as the Titans lost, 66-62, at Thiel in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) play Wednesday night. Westminster dropped to 6-12 overall and 2-8 in the PAC, while the Tomcats improved to 9-7 overall and 6-4 in the league.
The Titans led the entire first half and had their largest lead of seven points when senior Adam Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) found junior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) for a three-pointer, giving Westminster a 27-20 lead.
In the second half, Thiel started with a 12-0 run to take a 43-32 lead with 15:29 remaining in regulation. The Tomcats never lost the lead in the second half. Westminster got within one point (59-58) when Carswell scored on a layup with 2:03 on the clock.
For the game, the Tomcats outshot the Titans 40.7% (22-54) to 32.8% (20-61).
Carswell led the Titans with a double-double with a game-high 12 rebounds and 10 points. Senior Doug Smith (South Park, PA / South Park) scored a game-high 22 points. Also scoring in double-digits for the Titans were Thomas and senior Reuben King (Tarentum, PA / Highlands) with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Westminster will host Saint Vincent on Saturday at 4 p.m.